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Charles Thompson
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Charles joined Inflexion in 2001. He is a member of the Investment Committee. Utilising his wide experience, Charles co-led our investments and subsequent exits of Aspen PumpsPims GroupHealthcare Knowledge International, Ster Century and Vivona Brands. In addition to his investing role, he also previously headed up Inflexion’s global banking relationships and created the Portfolio Management team to monitor the investments in the Inflexion portfolio.

Charles has worked in the UK, Africa and the US over his 40-year career. He started at Dowty Group and then Mardon Packaging International before moving to Granville Baird Private Equity in 1986.

Charles is a keen sailor and won the J70 UK Corinthian National Championships and the European Corinthian Winter Championships in 2020. Charles sponsors the UK Olympic sailor Hannah Mills, who won gold for Team GB at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and silver in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Married with two children, he enjoys playing golf in his spare time. He strongly believes in giving something back to society and is an extensive supporter of Mellon Educate (building schools in South Africa) and the Pace Centre (supporting children with cerebral palsy).

Charles has an Electrical Engineering degree from Southampton University, an MSc in Production Engineering & Design from Cambridge University and an MBA from Cranfield University.

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