Previously Charlie was Senior Partner at the law firm Ashurst and subsequently Chair of the corporate practice of the US law firm Gibson Dunn in London. During his career he regularly advised corporates and private equity firms on their transactions and governance issues across many jurisdictions. He was ranked as one of the leading transactional lawyers in London. While Senior Partner at Ashurst he led the firm in its combination with a major Australian firm creating a £585m global business across 24 offices.
He is currently a member of two corporate boards in the financial services and energy sectors and was previously a Senior Adviser at an asset management business. He is also Deputy Chair at the Institute of Cancer Research and a member of Council at the University of Surrey.