Founder of the 'Festival of Media', adviser to technology companies and media industry entrepreneur
Charlie is a former journalist who acquired the business magazine he used to edit. He then launched an event and awards scheme for the media industry that now takes place in Rome, Dubai, Singapore, Miami and New York. Charlie is now Chairman of the business he founded and is a former columnist for the FT and co-host of CNBC’s “Marketing. Media. Money”. He also runs a consultancy advising technology companies and currently works with ten amazing digital businesses around the world. Charlie attended a comprehensive school in the Midlands then went on to read PPE at New College, Oxford. His first job was as a researcher for the late Rt. Hon Tony Benn MP, one of Britain’s most prominent political figures.
MP & Former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Journalist, BBC News
Editor, You Mag
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd
Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur
Founder, The Lighthouse Company