Charles McLean

Charles provides senior advice to Portland’s international clients.

As an international broadcast journalist with NBC News, Charles previously spent fifteen years covering news in 57 countries.

He was formerly Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the World Economic Forum. At Davos and in New York, Charles organised engagement with top international journalists, government leaders and corporate executives including Kofi Annan, Bill Gates, John Chambers, Thabo Mbeki, Javier Solana, Alejandro Toledo, Qatar’s Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah and George Soros.

Charles also had a stint as a Senior Managing Director at Hill & Knowlton. His responsibilities included communications strategy, media relations and all external and internal communications.