Friday 15 March 2019 12:52 pm

We Work poaches Uber's UK manager Tom Elvidge to serve as COO

Uber's UK and Ireland general manager has left the ride-hailing app to join tech workspace firm We Work as its new chief operating office for Europe.

Tom Elvidge is replacing current COO for Europe, Anthony Yazbeck, who will become COO of We Work International.

“WeWork is a truly exciting company that's changing the way we work, live and play. The opportunity to take up a new role in a company that's centred on community and has a bold vision for how to transform cities was too good to pass up,” Elvidge said.

Tom Elvidge joined Uber in 2014 (Source: Uber)

“As such, this felt like the time for me to take the next step and I'm looking forward to joining the team in May,” the University of Nottingham alumni added.

Elvidge, who had worked for Accenture and Goldman Sachs previously, will leave Uber 26 April after two years at the company.

Uber hired Elvidge in 2014 to launch the app in Leeds before rising in the ranks to becoming London's general manager after only a year.

Elvidge's exit comes amid disputes over Uber operating in London, with Uber's licence set to expire in September this year.