Charles joined Action for Children in 2012 as Managing Director of Commercial Shared Services, covering Finance, IT, Property, Risk Management and Governance. He has been a Finance Director in the charity sector for 12 years – firstly at St Dunstans (now called Blind Veterans UK) before joining Help the Aged. He was part of the team that merged Help the Aged with Age Concern England, after which he became Group Finance and Resources Director of Age UK.

Prior to this, Charles worked in the Finance departments of various multinational manufacturing companies after a career change from brewing. He is a chartered accountant, Cranfield MBA and is Treasurer of Relate.