Charles is based in the United Arab Emirates and brings to the Constructive Edge team nearly 20 years experience living and working in the Middle East and ASEAN regions. With a solid background in supply chain management and procurement, Charles specialises in all aspects of design, development and implementation of industrial partnerships (IP) and industrial collaboration programs (ICP) in the defence, aerospace and international development sectors. Charles has both written policy on behalf of governments and designed and implemented solutions on behalf of industry.
Charles has overseen the successful completion of ICP and international development projects, and remains heavily involved in the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, as well as in destinations such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Initiatives have included infrastructure development, establishment of basic industry manufacturing and processing plants, aviation security, MRO, healthcare, educational programs and a variety of socio-economic initiatives.
Charles is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, London Business School’s Corporate Finance Programme and holds an MSc in strategic procurement management.