Mr Charles joined the ERA Board as a non-executive director in October 2015. He is the Chair of ERA’s Audit and Risk Committee (from January 2016; member of Health Safety and Environment Committee and Remuneration Committee).

Mr Charles is currently the Executive Chairman of the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE), an independent, business driven economic development organisation with a vision to pursue sustainable growth and diversity. He is at the forefront of developing an Asia strategy (principally in relation to China) to allow producers and exporters the opportunity to access new markets and capital.

He has just finished his tenure as Deputy Chairman of the GasFields Commission Queensland and was previously the Chairman of Stanwell Corporation Limited and the Endeavour Foundation Limited.

External appointments: Executive Chairman of Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise; Chairman of Sunrise Way Rehabilitation Limited; President of the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland.