Charles has extensive board level experience in both the public and private sectors and has a strong commercial perspective. He is the Managing Director of CmY Consultants, a strategic and financial consulting firm. Previously, he was an Associate Director at the accountants Grant Thornton and before that at an investment bank where he arranged finance for £14 billion of large projects. He is engaged with the local community as the Treasurer of the 4th Bromley Scouts group and until recently he was a director of the Dyslexia Association of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham. His two sons have benefited from attending Bromley College.