Charles joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1982, and has previously served overseas in Zimbabwe, Oman, Botswana, Indonesia, Switzerland and Ghana. In London, he has had a variety of roles including Parliamentary Clerk, private secretary to a Minister, and head of the North and South Korea team. He also took leave from the FCO to work with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) as head of the Dignitary Programme. Immediately prior to taking up his temporary appointment in Trinidad and Tobago, Charles was head of the Commonwealth Games and Sport team in the FCO in London.
Previous roles in government
Chargé d’Affaires, British High Commission, Port of Spain
- 2014 to 2015