Francis Charig

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Francis Charig (born 23 November 1960 in Hurst Green, Oxted, England) is the British Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BetWiz Sports and is also a board director of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon plc, a Japan-focussed investment trust.[1] He was educated at Whitgift School in Croydon and subsequently at the University of Exeter where he read Political Science. He was Head of the Trading Systems Business Unit at the London Stock Exchange, co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Tao Group, CEO of Antix Labs,[2][not in citation given] Chairman of the Open Contents Platform Association in Tokyo.[3] In January 2008 he was a passenger on British Airways Flight 38 that crashed at Heathrow but he escaped unharmed.[4] His father was the late palaeontologist Alan J. Charig.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC Board Profile
  2. ^ "Khronos Presentation Speaker Biographies - Francis Charig".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-05-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Francis Charig (8 February 2008). "My escape from BA038 was damn fun".
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