Charlie Ansdell, who joined SEC Newgate UK (previously Redleaf) in Summer 2014, is a Managing Director, specialising in Professional and Financial Services and is committed to delivering an exceptional service to the agency’s clients.
Charlie previously spent five years as a fast-track executive at Santander Group in Madrid – most recently growing the bank’s global mobile user base by 100% in just a year – and three years at Santander UK in Media Relations, covering corporate, financial markets, wealth management and investment, savings and general insurance retail communications.
He was previously a partner at Polhill Communications, running accounts for clients such as Royal London Asset Management, New Star and AXA Framlington. An expert in digital strategy, Charlie has made a habit of exceeding communications objectives for blue-chip brands in financial services – among them Abbey, A&L, Bradford & Bingley and Williams de Broe.
Charlie has passed all three levels of the CFA exams, speaks Spanish fluently, holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton, and studied business strategy and administration at Esade Business School in Madrid.
An intrepid traveller, he has visited all the world’s continents and their most imposing mountains, rivers, and waterfalls, and in his late twenties spent a year in Buenos Aires, learning Spanish and writing a novel.