Group Financial Controller, The British Land Company
Starting on the ground and building high above London’s streets is British Land, tasked with shaping the capital’s skyline for generations to come. Charles is group financial controller at the commercial property company, which operates in all corners of the capital.
With a career at British Land spanning over 18 years, Charles has seen the company go from strength to strength – with a portfolio of more than £18 billion. The business focuses on investing in and creating the environments where growth and innovation take place, in turn supporting a diverse business infrastructure.
Making sure its buildings and spaces have a positive impact is at the forefront of Charles’ mind. British Land’s sustainability strategy is built around four focus areas that address challenging social, environmental and economic trends. It looks to create healthy, productive and enjoyable environments for its customers, a positive contribution to the local community, protected and environmentally-friendly assets for its investors, and great opportunities for its partners.
Charles is motivated by a challenge and embracing opportunity. When asked what his best piece of advice is, he says: “Be more daring and believe in yourself.”