Charlie has nine years' experience delivering first-rate communications and media strategies for organisations in the public, charity and political spheres. He spent five years at Plan International UK, where he thrived devising campaigns on complex and challenging issues including FGM, sexual violence and taboos around menstruation. While running the organisation's press office, he helped to launch Plan as a domestic campaigning force, driving the debate on period poverty and helping to mastermind a number of UK policy wins.
He cut his teeth working for Gordon and Sarah Brown, where he honed his strong political instincts promoting the Browns' reputation at home and abroad. A sharp writer, Charlie also likes to keep his eye on the bigger picture, and is most interested in how genuinely strategic communications can deliver tangible, measurable change. Most recently, he worked for a stint in the NHS, building on his experience working with broadcasters, diffusing potential crises and navigating unwieldy organisations.
Charlie has a First in History from the University of Edinburgh and recently completed a postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with the CIPR. He loves to run (when his knees allow) and is di:ga's proudest Brummie.