Charles Conn

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"Mr Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983) will become Warden of Rhodes House at the end of Trinity Term 2013. Mr Conn has been Senior Advisor to the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation since 2001. At this Foundation his conservation projects included the preservation of wild salmon ecosystems and the Palmyra atoll research station. His investment company, Redjuice Capital, focused on technology and clean energy companies and he sits on several company and non-profit boards, including Patagonia and Trout Unlimited.

"Earlier in his career, Mr Conn was the CEO of Ticketmaster-Citysearch, having co-founded Citysearch in 1995 and overseen the merger with Ticketmaster and the company’s public share offering. Prior to starting TMCS, Charles was a Partner with McKinsey & Company, and a leader of its growth strategy and energy practices.

"In 1997 the California Software Industry Council named him Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2001 he was selected as a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Mr Conn holds a BA from Boston University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. During his time in Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, Charles achieved First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He is a citizen of both Canada and the United States."[1]


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  1. Rhodes Trust Warden, organizational web page, accessed April 9, 2013.