Reporting to Sage MD of small business Jo Ray, Charlton is Sage’s most senior UK PRO. He replaces Susie Goulding, who left to become Newcastle Gateshead Initiative head of corporate comms in May.
Charlton’s responsibilities are confined to PR around Sage’s activities in the UK. He will also liaise with the firm’s B2B agency Credo Communications.
Comms responsibilities at a group level are divided between group HR director Karen Geary and head of investor relations Phil Branston. Charlton was previously an account director at Jackie Cooper PR.