Charles Cotton

Chairman of the Advisory Panel

Charles Cotton is Founder and Chairman of Cambridge Phenomenon International Limited. He co-authored “The Cambridge Phenomenon 50 Years of Innovation and Enterprise” and the next book in the series, “The Cambridge Phenomenon: Global Impact”, is scheduled for publication shortly. Charles is a director of Solarflare Inc, XMOS Limited and Cambridge Enterprise Limited, is a member of Cambridge Enterprise Limited’s Investment Committee, Deputy Chairman of Cambridge Ahead, a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Sharjah and chairs the Advisory Panel for the University of Cambridge ECO Racing.

Previously Charles was a Supervisory Board member of Euronext Amsterdam listed Tele Atlas, Executive Chairman of NASDAQ listed GlobespanVirata Inc and Chief Executive Officer of Virata Corp. Prior to that he was President of Thermal Scientific Inc and a Director of London Stock Exchange listed Thermal Scientific. His engagement in high technology companies dates back to 1983 when he was Sales and Marketing Director at Sinclair Research Limited. After graduating, Charles worked in the automotive industry at British Leyland and Ford.

He holds a BA Hons in Physics from Oxford University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.