Charlie has spent more than 20 years in Perth’s tech and startup sector, firstly as a founder himself, through to exit, and more recently as a writer, advisor and investor.
Originally an Economics teacher from the UK, via Singapore, he landed in Perth in 1997 to do an MBA at UWA
. Graduating as top student
in 1999 he set up aussiehome.com
, an online real estate business, running it for 10 years before selling to REIWA
, whereupon Charlie and his team ran reiwa.com
. In 2013, he moved to Business News
to lead their digital transformation as CEO, and then worked for the federal government’s Accelerating Commercialisation
program, funding pre-revenue startups and innovative businesses. He now works in an advisory capacity for multiple tech and other businesses, is managing editor of Startup News
and co-host of the Startup West podcast
Charlie sits on the advisory boards of WA Leaders, TEDxPerth, WAITTA, the Perth Symphony Orchestra, and the full board of Rise Network. He’s also working with a few startups as an angel investor/advisor.