Charles joined the AEF to lead its Airspace and Noise Community Forum in 2022. Prior to that he co-founded and led the Aviation Communities Forum, a national organisation formed to help communities adversely impacted by airspace changes and aircraft noise share issues of common concern and engage constructively with government, regulators and the industry. The ACF was brought under the AEF structure and became its Airspace and Noise Community Forum on 1st January 2022.
Charles is a committee member of the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign and Gatwick Obviously Not, an aviation community group in west Kent. Since 2017 he’s been one of the community group representatives on the Department for Transport’s Airspace and Noise Engagement Group and Airspace Strategy Board.
He retired from PwC in December 2015, having been a partner with the firm for over 20 years. His focus at PwC was advising governments on infrastructure policy, financing and transactions. He worked extensively with the Department for Transport and was seconded to the Treasury where he was responsible for PPP/Private Finance policy, the privatisation programme and the creation of Infrastructure UK, a new national infrastructure policy team.