Charlie Pownall is a consultant, trainer and troubleshooter who advises companies, organisations and individuals on challenging issues concerning their name, image and reputation.
He draws on extensive experience of communications planning and strategy development, crisis and issues communications, public affairs, government communications, media relations, digital marketing and social media communications.
Charlie was previously Regional Managing Director (Asia-Pacific) at public relations consultancy Burson-Marsteller, Group Communications Manager at WPP plc and Group Communications Director at digital marketing agency SYZYGY Group AG. He started his career as a speechwriter and press officer at the European Commission.
Charlie Pownall is the author of Managing Online Reputation: How to Protect your Company on Social Media, a practical, common sense guide to protecting and defending corporate name and image on the internet and social web.
An active member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, he spent three years as
Chairman of the Communications and Marketing Committee at the American Chamber of
Commerce in Hong Kong. He is an advisor to communications agencies SPRG and WATATAWA.
Charlie Pownall is based in London and travels widely. He has also lived and worked in Singapore,
Hong Kong, Brussels and Madrid.