Managing Director, Sydney
Charles is Managing Director of Gresham Partners Limited.
Charles has advised Gresham clients across a range of transactions including Platinum Equity on their acquisition of a majority stake in Sensis from Telstra, Commonwealth Bank on the sale of Equigroup, Bank of Queensland on the acquisition of Investec Bank Australia, Woodside on the partial unwind of the Shell shareholding, Treasury Group on its cross-border merger with Northern Lights Capital, Resimac on the acquisition of RHG’s loan book, DUET on their internalisation of management from AMP and Macquarie and sale to CKI, KKR on the acquisition of Pepper Group, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on the asset swap of a stake in Sydney Airport for interests in Brussels and Copenhagen Airports and advising Telstra’s Board on negotiations with the Australian Government and NBN Co.
Prior to joining Gresham, Charles was a Managing Director with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. He had a significant role in transactions for clients including News Corporation, Time Warner, Nielsen, EMC Corporation, Intergraph, Philips, Dow Jones, Warner Music, EqualLogic, CommVault, Knight Ridder, and Affiliated Computer Services. Additionally, he has executed transactions for a range of global financial sponsors, or their portfolio companies, including Bain Capital, Blackstone, Carlyle, Hellman & Friedman, KKR, THLee and TPG Group.
Charles’ transaction experience spans across M&A and financings with a cumulative value of in excess of US$150 billion. Prior to Goldman, Sachs & Co., Charles worked for Rio Tinto at its aluminium operations, Comalco, in engineering and business development roles.
Charles holds Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Commerce from the University of Sydney where he was a Chancellor’s Scholar, a Masters degree in Information Technology from Deakin University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Charles is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Charles is a Chairman of Musica Viva Australia. He is past Chapter Chair of YPO Sydney and past President of the Harvard Club of Australia.
Tel: +61 2 9221 5133
Level 17, 167 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000