Charles joined Finsbury in September 2011. He advises domestic and international clients across a range of areas including financial communications and reputation management. His current clients include Starbucks, BAE Systems, Alcoa, Salini Impregilo and Asia Resource Minerals. Prior to joining Finsbury, he worked with Merlin PR and then Buchanan, focussing on the mining and industrials sectors in particular. Charles’ recent special situations experience includes extensive crisis communications work with both Starbucks and Bumi, representing the London Metal Exchange in its sale to HKEx and working with Coca-Cola HBC through its move to the FTSE 100. Prior to this, he qualified as an ACA chartered accountant with KPMG before going on to work in the Sydney and London offices of ABN AMRO. Charles graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and a Master of Accounting from The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. He is a fluent French speaker.