Charles Gurassa
Non-Executive Chair
Channel 4

Charles Gurassa is the non-Executive Chair of Channel 4 and Genesis Housing Association. He is also Deputy Chairman at EasyJet plc, Senior Independent Director of Merlin Entertainments plc, and a trustee of English Heritage and the Migration Museum.

He is a former Chairman of Virgin Mobile plc, LOVEFiLM, Phones4U, MACH, NetNames, Tragus, Parthenon Entertainments and Alamo/National Rent a Car and former Deputy Chairman of the National Trust.

His executive career included roles as Chief Executive of Thomson Travel Group plc, Executive Chairman TUI Northern Europe, Director TUI AG and as Director, Passenger & Cargo business at British Airways. He is a former non-executive Director at Whitbread plc, trustee of the children’s charity Whizz-Kidz and a member of the development board of the University of York.

Charles was honoured by the British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame in 2003.