Charles joined Stirling Assynt as Managing Director in July 2017.
After graduating from Oxford with a Degree in PPE, Charles spent fourteen years serving at home and overseas with the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He worked in Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York.
Charles left the Diplomatic Service in 1997 to study for an MBA at Columbia Business School. On graduation he joined CSFB in London to work with the UK mergers and acquisition team. In January 2005 Charles joined Kroll Associates as Head of the Middle East Practice before leaving to work independently as a consultant, advising clients with interests across the Middle East region.
In 2010, Charles accepted the role of Director General of the Middle East Association, the UK’s leading business organisation for promoting trade relations with the Middle East and North Africa. He left the MEA in 2012 to take up the position of Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa in the Global Risks and Investigations Practice of FTI Consulting. In that role he led client projects on market entry, business intelligence and investigations as well as political risk and government affairs issues.