Phoebe Hitchcox Phoebe Vela-Hitchcox is currently Party Treasurer for The Conservative Party, the treasury department is responsible for finances of the Party. Her role involves fundraising and senior level business engagement. She also is an Advisor for the Yoo Group, an international residential and hotel design company, where she is advises on the group on their communications strategy. Formerly, Phoebe Vela-Hitchcox served as a Partner and Group Director of Communications at Bell Pottinger where she managed the marketing function responsible for the Group’s marketing strategy, advertising, research, branding, public relations, corporate hospitality and creating Bell Pottinger’s new corporate style. Earlier in her career she worked in the conference and events production industry for over 15 years. She worked for Press Holdings Media Group, (owners of the The Telegraph Media Group and The Spectator magazine), The Financial Times and Informa Group plc as Corporate Affairs and Event Director, producing high-level strategic events, spanning developed and emerging markets in five continents on a wide range of focus areas in Telecommunications, Media, Technology, Energy, Banking, Pharmaceuticals and Property.