Chief Executive Officer
Charlie served as a Lieutenant in 1st Battalion, The Irish Guards, between 1985 and 1989. He began his career in the entertainment and communications industry at the now defunct breakfast TV business, TV-am, where he worked in sales and marketing, leaving in 1992.
Between 1993 and 2006, Charlie was a highly successful entrepreneur, founding the media buying company RCL Communications, big screen entertainment business, Blink TV and, in 2000, one of the UK’s leading teen Internet companies, MyKindaPlace Ltd. The latter was sold to BSkyB in 2006 and Charlie became Head of Commercial Partnerships at Sky.
In 2008, he moved to HarperCollins UK to become Group Digital Director and was promoted to the global role of Chief Digital Officer within HarperCollins a year later. In 2011, he left HarperCollins to work with JK Rowling as the launch CEO of Pottermore.
Charlie returned to HarperCollins as CEO of the UK business in August 2013. He sits on the company’s executive committee and reports to Brian Murray, President and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide. HarperCollins is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global media and information services company News Corp.
Charlie is married with two children and lives in London.