Charles has 15 years experience in journalism, strategic communications, public relations, public affairs and reputation management – working at ministerial, CEO and Board-level.
He was Head of Corporate Communications at the University of Reading from 2013 to 2017, setting up the first-ever integrated communications operation at a £350m a year, 19,000 student institution. He has also worked at the former Central Office of Information, Department for Education and CBI.
Charles is a now consultant working with clients across the schools, skills and universities sectors. He knows education policy inside-out; has an extensive contact book; and blogs regularly.