Charles Gurassa is Non-Executive Chair of Channel 4. Charles is also Chair of Great Rail Journeys, Deputy Chair at EasyJet plc, Senior Independent Director of Merlin Entertainments plc, and a trustee of English Heritage. He is a former Chair of Virgin Mobile plc, LOVEFiLM, Phones4U, MACH, Tragus, Parthenon Entertainments and Alamo/National Rent a Car and former Deputy Chair of the National Trust. His executive career included roles as Chief Executive of Thomson Travel Group plc, Executive Chair 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.