"He devised and launched some of British television's most ground breaking shows. He has revolutionized, late night, morning, youth and prime time programming with innovative and consistently successful shows, including," The Word", "Hotel Babylon", "The Big Breakfast", and "Survivor".
"He is Chief Executive Officer of Castaway Television Productions Ltd, which controls all aspects of the "Survivor" businesses worldwide, including format sales and merchandising. His awards include, Emmy, Royal Television Society, BAFTA, Gold Hugo, Monitor, and RICS award.
"In 1991 he set up Planet 24 with his co directors at Castaway Television Productions (Bob Geldof, and Waheed Alli). Planet 24 was sold to Carlton Television in 1999.
"He produced the successful Take That musical Never Forget in London's West End and writes an occasional column for the Financial Times.
"Last year he set up Charlie Parsons Creative a company specialising in investing and developing new companies, especially in media."