President & CEO
Outdoor enthusiast. Guitarist. Loves road trips and cities.
Charles holds a Masters of City Planning from the University of Manitoba and has been steering the DVBIA since 1992. He’s been the recipient of Business In Vancouver’s prestigious ‘40 Under 40 Achievement Award,’ and the Downtown Vancouver Association’s President’s Award, in addition to other accolades. He has served on numerous boards during his career including the Business Improvement Areas of BC, the BC chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the International Downtown Association, and the Vancouver New Year’s Eve Celebration Society. He enjoys the outdoors almost as much as he does cities, and loves tapping into his creativity by playing the guitar and singing. He has hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon, and Canada’s famous West Coast Trail.