Nationality: Canadian

Date of birth: March 16, 1962

Lives: Burlington, Canada

Role: Shore team

Languages: English and currently studying French.

Greatest achievement?
Raised three outstanding children.

Who inspires you?
My family inspire me every single day.

Best advice anyone gave you?
Any job worth doing is worth doing exceptionally well.

One sentence to describe yourself?
Always happy but never satisfied.

What do you like to do when not working?
Spending family time with my children, my wife and my dog (not necessarily in that order).

Why Dongfeng Race Team?
I got the opportunity to assist with the team during the 2014-15 campaign in Newport. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with world class athletes and a professional management team so I am absolutely thrilled to be back.

What makes you passionate about the Volvo Ocean Race?
The Volvo Ocean Race is without a doubt one of the top global sporting events. To be involved at this level is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel privileged to be part of it.

One sentence to describe Charles?
He has a unique ability to attract and maintain top people that share his drive towards success.

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