Charles started his professional career as a submariner and then, after an MBA at Cranfield, worked with several different companies including PwC and OTIS. Charles first became involved in education when his wife bought into a nursery group in 1994. They then expanded the group to five nurseries and a prep school. From there, Charles joined Cognita Schools in 2006 and for five years helped expand the group across the UK, Europe and the GCC to 55 schools.
Charles has been with the International Schools Partnership (ISP) since its inception in 2013. As Investment Director, he spends a huge amount of time traveling, identifying new markets and understanding new countries to establish which schools will fit within the group. He looks at over 100 schools a year and enjoys meeting a variety of new people through his work.
Charles’ view on education is simple, start with the child and everything else falls into place.
In his spare time, Charles likes being outdoors, sports and keeping fit. He enjoys mountain biking, walking, and diving and whilst travelling he has been cycling in the US, Malaysia, Vietnam and Dubai. He is also a keen yacht sailor and has chartered yachts mainly in the UK and the Mediterranean as well as taking part in the 2011 Fastnet Race.
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