Charlie brings over 35 years of military leadership experience; first as a practitioner in combat operations, followed by specialisations in leadership assessment, individual and team training and development, and its practical application at Board level delivering change programmes. A former President of the Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB), and College Commander at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he delivered a root and branch review of the AOSB process making recommendations for timely evolution, which are currently being implemented.
He has led troops on operations in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Afghanistan. In addition, he has delivered change programmes streamlining MoD business. At Board level, he has experience as a team member and Chair, working with international military, civilian authorities and commercial organisations delivering national policy, individual and organisational training solutions, change and community projects.
Most recently he has set up his own small farming business, and an associated team project promoting environmental land management.