Charles Gurassa is Non-Executive Chair of Channel 4. Charles 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, 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.