Charles became Chief Executive Officer of Gatehouse Bank in May 2017. He has developed the Bank’s strategy to extend its offering, developing award-winning propositions to support homebuyers, landlords and savers. This complements Gatehouse’s established expertise in the UK Build to Rent sector and Commercial Real Estate Finance.

In 2019, Charles received a Special Award (Leadership Role) at the Global Islamic Finance Awards. The award recognised Charles’ support for initiatives which raise the profile of ethical, Shariah-complaint banking in the UK and Gatehouse Bank’s growing presence in the UK banking market.

Prior to joining Gatehouse, Charles was Group Managing Director at Aldermore Bank from January 2011, where he was responsible for residential and commercial mortgages, as well as property development finance.  Before joining Aldermore, Charles was with Connells, one of the UK’s largest estate agency groups, where he was Group Mortgage Services Director.

Earlier in his career, Charles was responsible for intermediary mortgage lending at both NatWest and RBS, plus the branch mortgage sales force within NatWest.  He has also held roles at a number of other household names in the UK banking and building society sectors, including Nationwide where he was a senior executive, responsible for mortgage sales and portfolio acquisitions.