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Charles O'Brien


Charles O'Brien

Life at FGS Global

Advises clients on strategic communications, with a particular focus on complex and high profile crisis communications.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Qualified as an ACA chartered accountant with KPMG, going on to work in Sydney and London with investment bank ABN AMRO, before switching to communications.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Three little boys, early mornings, circuit training, travel and jazz.

With more than 15 years of experience in strategic communications, Charles advises clients on complex and high-profile crisis situations. He is a co-lead of the UK crisis practice, leads the UK litigation communications practice, and is a member of the global cyber crisis task force.

He has also advised multiple high-profile FTSE listed and international clients across financial and M&A communications, corporate reputation campaigns and other special situations work including restructurings, high profile litigation and data breaches. He has extensive experience of dual-track processes involving major Private Equity players.

Charles qualified as an ACA chartered accountant with KPMG before going on to work in the Sydney and London offices of ABN AMRO. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and a Master of Accounting from The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. He is a fluent French speaker.

Charles O'Brien
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