Non-executive director, Scholium Group plc
Charles qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974. He was a corporate advisory partner of Grieveson Grant & Co from 1985 until 1986 and an executive director of Kleinwort Benson Securities Ltd from 1986 until 1994, of Elderstreet Private Equity from 1997 until 1999 and of IDJ Limited from 1999 until 2004. In 2004 he became head of corporate finance and finance director of Ludgate Investments Ltd, retiring at the end of 2012; he was then appointed a non-executive director of that company. He is a Trustee of the National Gallery and Treasurer of a number of charities. For over 40 years, he has collected rare books on the history of collecting fine and decorative arts and is the author of two books on that subject.