Charles LewisIndependent Chair
As a Chartered Accountant and Independent Chair, Charles applies a hands on 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 this public private partnership to ensure the best outcomes for the company, its communities and stakeholders.
Charles was formerly a partner Ernst & Young ultimately as Managing Partner of its Hull Office which was a fully autonomous business unit with a multi-million pound turnover. He was admitted as a partner in the global organisation in 1975 and was subsequently seconded for periods in London and overseas.
With Ernst & Young he was, as well as many and varied internal responsibilities, responsible for services to a wide range of publicly quoted and owner managed businesses as client service leader, which involved the co-ordination of all Ernst & Young services to a number of high profile companies, including Northern Foods, Hanson, Kingston Communications, Dixon Motors and ARCO.
Since his retirement he has had a wide portfolio of business, public sector and charitable interests currently including locally Catzero, Bondholder Scheme, Humberside Youth Association and Yorkshire Laser Centre (Medical Research). He is also a member of the University of Hull’s audit committee.
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 gardener, an avid Hull City follower and a regular visitor to the Millennium Stadium to watch his beloved Wales.