Charles is a CISSP and has over 25 years of experience including with Roke Manor Research, BT and Ernst & Young. He is currently the Security Lead for Digital Catapult. Prior to this he did research in Space Physics at Birmingham University and Theoretical Physics at Reading University and has a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics. Charles has a significant track record of achievement in Cyber Security and in architecting complex secure systems. His experience includes working as the Security Lead and Solutions Architect on major projects in both the UK National Security and Defense sectors. He has worked on highly secure networks and cloud security, as well as exploring cyber security in areas ranging from AI, Autonomous vehicle eco-systems and Blockchain through to Cyber warfare.