Charles is a Senior Director with Oracle Corporation, based in the Thames Valley. He is responsible for business revenues within the company’s Applications business. He joined Oracle in 2007 through the acquisition of software specialist BEA Systems where he was Sales Director for the previous four years, covering both telecommunications & media sector and latterly the public sector. He has a long-established background of executive management in the software industry having previously been Country Manager for Candle Corporation, Area Vice-President for Allen Systems Group, Managing Director for CeDimension and Sales Director for BMC Software. Charles is passionate about the role that both individuals and businesses can play in supporting charities and has been involved in various fund raising activities that have led him to the top of Kilimanjaro and high altitude climbing in the Himalayas.