Sir Charles joined the OBR in January 2017 and also holds a part-time Professorship at the London School of Economics. From 2000 to 2014, he worked at the Bank of England, first as Executive Director and Chief Economist, and then as Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy, serving on both the Monetary Policy and Financial Policy Committees.
Before joining the Bank, he was a member of the economics department at LSE and has also worked at HM Treasury. He has published extensively on economic issues, most recently his independent review of UK economic statistics. At various times he has also served as an adviser to the Treasury and other Parliamentary committees. He was President of the Royal Economic Society from 2013 to 2015, and was knighted in 2014.