Contact the Flag Institute Chief Executive

Questions relating to the operation of the Flag Institute including: policy, business, sponsorship, partnerships, volunteering, appointments, publishing, special projects, and internships. If you wish to engage the Flag Institute in anything other than the answering of flag related questions, this may be the right option for you.

Chief Executive: Charles Ashburner FFI

Charles has been interested in flags and immersed in vexillology since childhood. A commercial flagmaker since 1989, and founder of the ubiquitous MrFlag® retail flag brand, Charles has been a member of the Flag Institute since 1992. Charles’ particular area of vexillological interest is the use of flags for political purposes in the UK, and he takes a keen interest in predicting public reaction to flags and flag policy. Charles is flag consultant to a range of organisations including the Wales Commonwealth Games Team, and has written flag policies for several major UK sporting venues. Charles has been engaged with the Flag Institute at an operational level since 2007 and has led the organisation since 2010, overseeing its transition to charitable status between 2012 and 2013. Charles is a Fellow and Trustee of the Flag Institute, and in 2013 was elected to serve as Chief Executive until November 2016.