Charles is a chartered surveyor who has been involved with commercial property throughout his working life. His early career started in the North West working for leading commercial surveying practices Richard Ellis and Hillier Parker before relocating to Milton Keynes in 1995. Charles has lived and worked in Milton Keynes since gaining valuable experience of the locale while working for the Commission for New Towns and its successor bodies fulfilling both domestic and international roles. In 2001 Charles returned to private practice to pursue commercial property agency, development and investment work becoming a Group Partner of respected property consultant Bidwells.
In 2013 Charles was tasked with the negotiation and acquisition of the Homes and Communities Agencies land assets in Milton Keynes and acquired c 265 acres of development land on behalf of Milton Keynes Council. The opportunity to help shape Milton Keynes’ future was too tantalizing and in 2014 he applied and was appointed Chief Executive of Milton Keynes Development Partnership, an independent publicly owned property company responsible for the promotion and development of land assets in Milton Keynes.
Charles is a keen advocate for Milton Keynes and brings a wealth of public and private sector property expertise to the Board of Trustees.