Charles Henderson, BA FCA
Charles started his career over 40 years ago training as a chartered accountant and carrying out external audits of UK companies. After specialising in the audits of financial services companies, mainly building societies, fund managers and banks, at Touche Ross & Co, now Deloitte, he spent the last 25 years of his full time working life in operational roles at the fund managers Perpetual and then Invesco, after it took over Perpetual. This included spells as a director of Perpetual’s and Invesco’s regulated UK companies. Towards the end of his career at Invesco, he was appointed as a non executive member to the FRC’s Audit Quality Review Committee, which he continues, and contributed to the Quoted Company Alliance’s 2019 edition of their Audit Committee Guide.
His interest in investing stems from a working lifetime close to fund managers and a keen interest on how UK plc reports to the markets and in governance, company reporting and auditing related matters. His investments include shares in the US listed company Invesco Limited, ISA mutual funds and his defined contribution pension pots. The ISA and pension funds are invested mainly in UK equities and he keeps a close eye on their fund managers’ major investments in UK companies. This interest in investing has led him to becoming a director of UKSA in the hope that he may contribute to relevant policy matters, help the way UK companies report to their shareholders and reduce the intermediation between companies and their shareholders.
His hobbies and spare time interests are foil fencing, films, theatre, fell walking, gaming and reading.