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Charlie Bain

Managing Partner

Digitalis

London, UK

Charlie Bain
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Charlie Bain’s Biography

Charlie Bain is Managing Partner at Digitalis, a technology company that specialises in online reputation management, crisis communications, digital privacy and risk.

Charlie has 25 years’ experience within the sectors of risk consulting, communications and journalism. He is widely recognised as a leading expert in advising clients on their digital footprint and the affect this has on their reputation. During his career, he has helped a number of leading families, global corporates and prominent individuals understand the nascent field of internet risk and digital crisis communications.

Following a career in journalism for several UK newspapers, covering crime and foreign news, including the war in Afghanistan in 2001 and the 9/11 attacks on New York, Charlie was appointed Head of Private Clients at risk management firm G3 Good Governance Group. During his seven years at the company, he was Head Of Europe, Managing Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive overseeing the firm’s expansion into international markets and the launch of its cyber practice.

Charlie is on the Advisory Board of VALUEworks, a multi-family office based in Zurich and a Senior Advisor to Dallington Associates, a company that offers pastoral care to foreign students in the UK. In addition, Charlie occasionally contributes to The International Family Offices Journal, giving an insight into his experience advising family offices. In 2021, Charlie was recognised as a Top Recommended specialist in reputation management by Spear's Magazine.

Charlie Bain’s Background

Digitalis
Managing Partner
Aug 2014 - Present
London, UK
Digitalis is an online reputation and digital risk firm with proprietary technology which provides rapid, exhaustive coverage of online content about a person or firm. The company's unique, automated analysis facilitates the monitoring and management of online reputations as well as the mitigation of a variety of reputational, privacy and security threats which tend to originate online.
G3 Good Governance Group
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Apr 2007 - Aug 2014
London, UK
G3 is a global consulting firm which advises family offices and international companies on risk management, political risk and cybersecurity.

Current Advisory Roles

VALUEworks
Advisory Board Member
London, UK
VALUEworks is a multi-family office based in Zurich which specialises in family advisory, wealth structure management and investment consulting.
Dallington Associates
Senior Advisor
London, UK
Dallington Associates is a company that provides pastoral care to foreign students studying in the UK. The company ensures the students' needs, such as structure and support, are being met, whilst they are resident in the UK.

Publications

Family Business and Responsible Wealth Ownership: Preparing the Next Generation
Contributor
Jul 2021
London, UK
This report was created for individuals involved in wealth ownership and family businesses. Written by a team of global experts, it discusses how best to prepare for the next generation, and shares knowledge gained over decades of working with wealth owners.
The International Family Offices Journal
Contributing Author
Jun 2021
London, UK
The International Family Offices Journal is a subscription-based journal that provides insights into family offices. The journal features articles written by leading professionals within the industry who discuss a variety of topics with an international approach.
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Awards & Endorsements

Spear's Magazine
Spear’s Reputation Managers Index
Feb 2021
London, UK
The Spear’s Reputation Managers Index is produced by Spear's Magazine. It contains an exclusive index created by the Spear's Research Unit that identifies the Top Recommended, Top Ten and Recommended specialists in strategic communications and reputation management for high-net-worth individuals. In 2021, Charlie was featured as a Top Recommended specialist.

Charlie Bain’s Education

Columbia Business School
Executive Leadership Course