Reputation is front and centre for every organisation and individual. Yet even leaders and risk committees find it an opaque and challenging topic.

Charlie Pownall speaks on and moderates discussions about reputation and communications at conferences, seminars and workshops at companies, industry associations, chambers of commerce, business conferences and seminars, business schools and universities across the world.

Speaking topics

Charlie Pownall speaks on and moderates discussions about the topics below. He is also happy to consider other topics upon request.

Reputation protection

Boxing Clever. Identifies the critical components of an effective corporate reputation management system, and sets out what it takes to deliver an appropriate and effective response, fast. More…

Data breach response

Damned if You Do? Burrows into recent cyber and data incidents to identify how organisations can respond effectively under GDPR and emerging data privacy regimes. More…

Reputation building

Building Trust From the Get-go. Set outs what every start-up, early-stage company and micro-business should consider before it emerges into the public spotlight. More…

Crisis communications

The New Crisis Communications.
Explores recent examples of crises handled well and handled poorly to set out effective principles and practices for responding to crises in the digital era. More…

Reputation management

The Whole Truth? Examines different types of negative information operations and campaigns and sets out the strategies, tools and techniques to counter them. More…

Reputation risk

Risk of Risks. Looks at the nature and drivers of reputational risk, and sets out how risk, crisis, issues and reputation management can work better together. More…

Charlie Pownall at the Ivey Business School, Hong Kong

Speaking approach

An experienced and accomplished speaker, panelist and moderator, Charlie Pownall uses a combination of anecdotes, examples, best practices, video, humour and other devices in order to inform, challenge, entertain, involve and motivate audiences.