Charles Alexander worked at Rothschild from 1974-99, latterly as Managing Director of international corporate and project finance, specialising in cross-border Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and Europe.
From 1988-2008 he was President GE Capital Europe and National Executive of GE in UK. In addition to his directorship of GE Capital he has served as a Non-Executive Director of major publicly listed companies in New York, London, Paris/Luxembourg, Istanbul and Santiago. From 2005-7 he chaired a CBI led report on the future of Corporate Taxation in UK. From 1990-2003 he was Director and Deputy Chairman of English National Opera. He is currently Chairman of Opera Rara, dedicated to the rediscovery and recreation of neglected masterpieces, and the Countess of Munster Charitable Trust, which awards scholarships to post-graduate music students. In December 2016 Charles was appointed as Chairman of the Royal Marsden NHS Trust.
A keen football, cricket, golf and rugby supporter he has contributed to the Spectator on the future of World Cricket, and speaks Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Lead non-executive board member
In December 2016 Charles Alexander was invited by the Secretary of State to become the lead Non- executive at DCMS and his appointment was confirmed by the Prime Minister. Charles brings extensive senior experience across a range of organisations in the private and arts sectors to the role. Since joining DCMS he has made a significant contribution in his role as NEBM across a number of policy areas including broadband infrastructure investment, social impact bonds, sport and culture. He is a member of DCMS Audit and Risk Committee as well of the main Board.