Since 2009, Charles has been on Lepra’s board and was appointed as Chair of Trustees in 2015. Charles retired from the Chair of Trustees in 2020 and is now a Lepra Ambassador.
Prior to his role with Lepra, Charles was the Executive Vice President for Policy and Corporate Affairs at BG Group, a UK-based FTSE 100 oil and gas company. In that role he had global responsibility for political risk and government relations, communications, corporate responsibility, sustainable development and business principles. This role followed on from his position as President at BG Kazakhstan.
"When I visit our projects in Bangladesh and India, I meet people whose lives have been transformed by what Lepra does. They’re people for whom the burdens of their disease are lifted and also people who are on the way to regaining their self-respect. Our projects help me to understand something about the common bounds of humanity. The people we work with are geographically very far away, but their world is my world too."