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, and sits on the Remuneration Committee, and Health Safety and Environment Committee (from January 2016).

Mr Charles is an experienced Non-Executive Director and has based most of his career from his home in
Toowoomba in regional Queensland. He is passionate about the ability and capability of regional Australia and has been at the forefront of many advocacy efforts to ensure regional Australia is not forgotten.

Mr Charles current roles include amongst others, Chairman of Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise Pty Ltd and its subsidiary entities, and President of the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland. He is also the Managing Director of Sunland Legal, a digitally based legal services provider. He has a strong interest in corporate governance and to that end also sits on a regional committee for the Australia Institute of Company Directors.

Previous significant roles include periods of service as Chairman of Stanwell Corporation Limited, Deputy Chairman and Commissioner of the GasFields Commission of Queensland, Chairman of Sunrise Way Rehabilitation Limited, and as Chairman of the Endeavour Foundation.