As the Chairman of the Futures Foundation, the professional association for Australia's practicing futurists, Charles is ideally placed to identify the forces and trends which are shaping Australia's future. He is also an active member of all major international futures organisations.
Charles is a regular commentator on the future in print and on radio and TV and speaks on creating the future (he has a particular interest in the future of work, money and community); on life-work balance (for which he prefers the term 'right livelihood'); on leadership and people management (in both corporate and community settings) and on other issues of contemporary importance (such as why just surviving in the world seems to be getting harder and harder for more and more people).
Charles has had five careers in his 50+ years - he has been a successful business entrepreneur, teacher & educator, multinational business director, community builder and visionary - and his presentations combine wisdom and practical insights from all these.
Charles educational qualifications are just as diverse, ranging from degrees in photography, physical science and education to a Master of Business Administration.