Charles Gurassa

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Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Charles assumed the positions of Senior Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in October 2013 on his appointment as a Director of the Company following the Company’s IPO.

Charles is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Channel 4 and Deputy Chairman of EasyJet plc.

Charles spent 35 years in the travel and tourism industry where his roles included Group Chief Executive of Thomson Travel Group plc, Executive Chairman of TUI Northern Europe and Board Member of TUI AG, and Director of Passenger and Cargo business at British Airways. He was formerly, Chairman of Tragus, Deputy Chairman of The National Trust, and most recently Non-Executive Chairman of Genesis Housing Association.

He is a Trustee of English Heritage and the Migration Museum.