Executive profile - Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
I am an accomplished interim leader, with a focus on cutting company costs and boosting company
revenue through innovative problem solving. I am straight talking and positive with substantial experience and results in change management and, in particular, business rescue.
As an accredited MENTOR® Coach, my passion is to
enable people and businesses to thrive.
THE RBL GROUP
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
MBA Master of Business Administration
Advanced Management Programme
St. Bernadine’s College, Buckingham, England
St. Anthony’s Preparatory School, Stony Stratford, England
1996 – Present
Acting Chief Executive for client companies experiencing financial distress. Client companies included SMEs and MBOs in several and diverse sectors. Introduced efficient business management practices resulting in improvements to return on investment, cash flow, and profit. More
Expertise in leadership, business assessment, leadership development, and organisation design and development. Associates located in China, India, Middle East, Europe, North America, South America. More
2016 – Present
2013 – Present
Privately owned enterprise for design and manufacture of bespoke furniture in the luxury market. More
2014 – Present
"What you notice first when working with Charles is his positive energy. He is determined and never shy to speak his mind, yet leaves you space to develop and express your own ideas and hence is an excellent sparring partner. He has a natural curiosity that leads him to go all the way and not be satisfied with easy answers. He brings broad experience to the table without a 'knows it all' attitude and prompts you
to develop solutions that take everybody involved a step further".
Head of Department, Financial Services, Zürich.
“Charles was Managing Director of our Company for a number of years assisting with Company turnarounds and reconstruction mainly acting on the instructions of Joint Stock Banks. He carried out his duties in a most effective and efficient manner and all of the companies he was involved
with survived a difficult financial climate. All the directors of the Company had a great respect for Charles for his diligence,
good humour and sheer hard work. In his time with the Company he built up many helpful business relationships within the
accountancy and banking professions as well as the wider business community throughout the U.K.
I would certainly recommend Charles for any post within the business community”.
Angus J. M. Mair, Chairman, 2020 Group, Edinburgh.
"Charles helped me greatly to improve my processes in my work and my way of thinking. I can highly recommend Charles' professionalism
and great work. Separately, his charity fundraising also was a great job".
Gábor Balogh, Operation Director at BYD Electric Bus & Truck Hungary Kft.
INTERNATIONAL OIL SECTOR
International oil sector services company operating in UK, Europe, West
Africa, Far East, and South America. GBP50m sales. GBP11m debt.
I was instructed jointly by a major UK clearing bank & the company
to carry out a business and operation independent investigation and to provide
MAJOR TEXTILE BRAND
International brand textile company manufacturing high quality cashmere
fashion garments and exporting to USA, Japan, and Europe. GBP6m sales.
GBP1m debt. The company is owned by the management and the workforce and directly employs more than 200 persons. Following an introduction from an advisor and stake holder in the company, I carried out a review... More
SHEET METAL ENGINEERING
UK sheet metal engineering manufacturer and specialist paint finisher for UK market and export to Northern Europe. GBP2m sales. GBP2m debt. The company was an MBO established sixteen years previously and employed approximately fifty persons. I was instructed jointly by a UK clearing bank and the company. More