Based in London
A history graduate of Kings College London University, Charles Watson has spent almost 30 years of his career in the public relations industry. Twenty-two of these were spent with leading international consultancy Financial Dynamics (FD), where as Chief Executive Officer, he led the 2003 management buy out and its subsequent sale to FTI Consulting in 2006. This MBO has been acknowledged as one of the most successful recent private equity transactions in the professional services sector. In 2011 Charles stepped down as Chairman of FD and has subsequently taken on a number of Chairmanship roles. In addition to that of the World Trade Group, they include the Karma Communications Group and New College of the Humanities. He is a Governor of Bedales School, where he is currently Chairman of the Bedales Schools Development Trust.