Charles was appointed Chief Executive in March 2020, having joined UK Government Investments in May 2018 as Head of the Financial Institutions Group.
Prior to that, he spent his career in investment banking working in both corporate advisory and equity research. He joined UKGI from Credit Suisse where he was Vice Chairman of UK Advisory & Corporate Broking having previously been Co-Head of UK Investment Banking.
Charles is a Non-Executive Director at the UK Infrastructure Bank. He heads the Government’s Corporate Finance Profession and also chairs the OECD’s Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices, the policy forum to promote improved corporate governance of state-owned enterprises. In addition he serves as a Trustee on the Board of Help for Heroes, the charity that supports wounded veterans.