Charles Gurassa


Charles Gurassa has extensive senior leadership and governance experience across the charity, corporate and heritage sectors. As well as being Chair of the Migration Museum, Charles is Chair of Oxfam GB, Guardian Media Group and Great Rail Journeys, and a Trustee of English Heritage. Recent non-executive positions include Senior Independent Director of Merlin Entertainments plc and Deputy Chair of easyJet plc. Charles is a former Chair of Channel 4, 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.