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20th February 2017 Verity Sanderson

Alistair Burtenshaw
Charleston House

Alistair Burtenshaw, Charleston House

Alistair Burtenshaw, Director
The Charleston Trust

Alistair joined Charleston in January 2013, becoming Director in March that year. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, he is Chair of the Trustees at Arvon Foundation, the UK’s leading creative writing charity. Alistair was formerly Chair of the Trustees of Book Trust, the UK’s reader development charity, Director of Books and Publishing Worldwide at Reed Exhibitions, and Director of The London Book Fair from 2001 to 2012.  He was also formerly President of Honour of the 2013 Paris Cook Book Fair, Industry Advisory Board Member of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University, and a Trustee of English PEN and The Book Trade Charity.

He is currently Director of Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village.