Charles served as ATAA National President from 2004 to 2009 and has been the South Australian ATAA Chapter President since 1996. From 1996 to 2007, he delivered lectures on Technical Analysis for the ATAA Diploma course conducted by SIA and FINSIA in South Australia. In 2003 he was presented with the Finsia Lecturer of the Year award (SA). As an ATAA Board Member he has served as both the Journal Editor and as the ATAA webmaster.
He has been trading the financial markets since 1972, full time since 2004. In that time, he has traded a range of markets including shares, futures and currencies.
His earlier background includes 20 years in software development and IT project management. In addition to the markets, Charles also enjoys flying light sports aircraft.