Charles is a Fellow of the ICAEW, originally qualifying with Coopers & Lybrand, and has spent much of his career in Corporate Finance which included a couple of years in New York with Andersen Corporate Finance. He was Head of Corporate Finance at Saffery Champness for 13 years stepping down in March 2015 to pursue a range of other business and personal interests. He now provides independent corporate consulting services to small and medium sized businesses.
Charles was on the Board of the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds from 2003 to 2011, during the Theatre’s major restoration period, and is currently a Trustee of the Theatre Royal Foundation. He is also a Trustee of St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds. He is married to Suzanne, a counsellor and drama teacher, and is a keen football supporter which he can find relaxing, but only occasionally!