"Richard is responsible for Bloomsbury's publishing activities in the UK, USA and Germany (through Berlin Verlag). He has held senior positions at Macmillan (CEO worldwide), part of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck (Director), Current Science Group (CEO), Reed Elsevier (CEO Reed International Books) and Oxford University Press (Managing Director Academic and General Divisions).
"He is a non-executive director of the Institute of Physics Publishing, Council member and former President of the Publishers Association, Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London and a member of the Strategy Advisory Board of the British Library, the Institute of English Studies Advisory Board and the UK's Literary Heritage Group. He is formerly Chair of the Trustees of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Chair of the Society of Bookmen, Chairman of xrefer.com and a director of the Centre for Creative Business at the London Business School and non-executive director of Melbourne University Publishing. He is a former Chairman of Common Purpose UK.
"He has an MA in Natural Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge, was a Supernumerary Fellow of Green College, Oxford and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School."
- Trustee, Common Purpose (UK)
Resources and articles
- Common Purpose (UK) Richard Charkin, organizational web page, accessed May 16, 2012.