Charles is an accomplished senior executive serving the people of Western Sydney as Chief Executive of WSROC through advocacy, contributing to Government policy and making local Government more effective in delivering services to its communities.
Charles successfully contested the 2011 State Election as a Liberal and was declared the Local Member for Strathfield on the 5th April 2011. He served under two outstanding Premiers, the Hon Barry O’Farrell and the Hon Mike Baird.
Charles was appointed as the Chair of the NSW Legislative’s Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure. His committee has completed one inquiry “The Utilisation of Air Space Over the Rail Corridor and Adjacent Lands” that recommended improvements to the process of promoting and realising major developments along rail corridors. The committee’s later inquiry into “Road Access Pricing” attracted much interest.
Charles was also the Deputy Chair of the Legislative Assembly’s Review into The Transport Management Centre and many of its recommendations were adopted by Government.
Charles has held a number of senior executive appointments in the public and private sectors, including agencies representing both the State and Commonwealth governments. His experience has been gained in diverse industries including the military, transport, roads, emergency services, telecommunications, financial, OH&S, market research, professional services and retailing.