Charles joined the Board in 2015. He retired in 2014 after 20 years as CEO of St Mungo’s, the homelessness charity. He has a background in service-delivery, with particular interests in resettlement, long-term unemployment, mental health and health inequalities.

He has participated in many boards and working groups, including DH’s Ministerial working group on Equality in Mental Health; the National Health Inclusion Board; the Mayor’s rough sleeping delivery board; and the Big Lottery’s programme tackling multiple needs.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.