Charles is an experienced practitioner, educator and recognised authority on Chinese medicine. His career has spanned multiple disciplines including medical sciences and the theory and practice of clinical oriental medicine. After graduating in 1984 he helped pioneer the teaching and practice of Chinese herbal medicine in the UK including a role as the founding director of the UK’s first college-based course. Awarded an acupuncture MSc in 2000, he has worked both as a supervisor and External Examiner for various University TCM higher degrees. Clinically Charles has gained specialist skills in fertility, cancer care and dermatology and for 25 years has taught these and other subjects extensively across the EU. In 2014, he published a textbook on the historical development of Chinese medicine. Wishing to be maximally effective as a practitioner, educator and author he gained the skills required for effective communication; self-studying PR, behavioural sciences and taking formal training in NLP. Well-placed to contribute to the advancement of our profession Charles accepted a call to serve the BAcC and completed a 3-year term as Governing Board Chair in 2015. Acting politically in the UK and EU he has seen some important achievements during this time. Charles now works with the RCHM, BAcC, ATCM and the US-based Acupuncture Now Foundation, to raise awareness of the contribution we can make to healthcare today. He says, “I feel honoured to have enjoyed a prominent career in a community of practitioners of such calibre and integrity”.