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Charlotte Oades

Charlotte Oades is an RSA Trustee.

Charlotte has extensive experience of building brands, new business models and partnerships around the world.  She has also been recognised for her pioneering work in women’s empowerment as a growth driver for business and the economic development of local communities.

Now focused on a portfolio non-executive career, Charlotte has previously held a variety of senior marketing and executive leadership roles with the Coca-Cola Company in the UK, Europe, the USA, Asia Pacific and globally. Former roles include leading one of the company’s top five operating divisions as President of Coca-Cola Great Britain. Most recently, she held a global sustainability and business development role across more than 200 countries as Global Vice President for Women’s Economic Empowerment. This included leadership of the ‘5by20’ initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020 across the Coca-Cola Company’s global value chain. 

Charlotte is former Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment and has served on Business in the Community’s Global Goals Leadership Team.  Listed in Marketing Week’s “Vision 100”; Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business “and “League of Extraordinary Women” and Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World”. 

Charlotte is a Fellow of the RSA, The Marketing Society and The Institute of Grocery Distribution; a member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain and Women in Advertising & Communications London (WACL).  Founder member of the Global Women’s Leadership Council of The Coca-Cola Company.