Charles LewisIndependent Chair
Appointed as Independent Chair in 2004, Charles applies a hands on, constructive approach to his role at Citycare and has successfully helped steer the ship up to this point with Jo and the team. Charles ensures sound operation of the public private partnership to ensure the best outcomes for the company, its communities and stakeholders.
Charles retired from Ernst & Young as Managing Partner of its Hull operation in 2002. He was admitted to the global organisation in 1975 and was subsequently seconded for periods in London and overseas.
Charles was involved with publicly quoted and owner managed businesses as client service leader, involving the co-ordination of all Ernst & Young services. He also had client service responsibility to a number of high profile companies, including Northern Foods, Hanson, Kingston Communications, Dixon Motors and ARCO.
A former Chair of Teesland PLC and Non Executive Chairman of Wykeland Group PLC, Charles is currently Chair of Citycare as well as being Non Executive Director and Chairman of the audit committee for Hanson Transport Group Ltd.
Charles is also a Trustee of Yorkshire Laser Centre (Medical Research). In addition he is a Trustee and Non Executive Director of Humberside Youth Association Limited and Chairman of Humberside Youth Association Training Limited. He is also a member of the University of Hull’s audit committee and a trustee for Catzero Ltd.
Charles is a Freeman of City of London and Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants. In what little spare time he has, Charles is a keen golfer, he is an avid Hull City follower and is a regular visitor to the Millennium Stadium to watch his beloved Wales RUFC.