Charlie Pownall

Managing Director, CPC & Associates 
Author, Managing Online Reputation

Charlie Pownall is a communications and reputation adviser who draws on over twenty years’ experience in public relations, government communications, advocacy, and digital and social media marketing to advise companies, public sector bodies and individuals how to protect, manage and defend their reputations.

Previously Charlie was Regional Managing Director (Asia-Pacific) at public relations consultancy Burson-Marsteller, Global Communications Manager at advertising and marketing network WPP plc and Group Communications Director at European digital agency SYZYGY AG. He started his career as a speechwriter and press officer at the European Commission.

Organisations Charlie has advised include Barclays, BP, CIMB Bank, Huawei, International Copper Association, London Business School, LG Electronics, MTR Corporation, Qualcomm, Singapore government, The Peninsula Hotels, and the V&A Museum.

Charlie is based in London and travels regularly to the Middle-east and Asia. He is the author of Managing Online Reputation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and is a regular commentator and speaker at conferences, business schools and universities.