Charlie Ansdell

Chief Strategy Officer


Basic Member

Member since: 03 Apr 2018

Charlie Ansdell is Chief Strategy Officer at Cognito.

He previously worked at Newgate (previously Redleaf) as a Managing Partner, 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.