Originally from Derry, Charles moved to Carndonagh in 2011 where he lives with his wife and three young children. A Fellow of the Irish Association of Chartered Accountants, Charles graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelors degree in Commerce and a Masters in Accountancy. Five years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin were followed by over a decade in the Banking industry, working in various Senior Relationship Management roles within KBC Bank in Dublin and Ulster Bank (Royal Bank of Scotland) in Belfast. In 2017 Charles changed career and became the 3rd generation owner-operator of Bradley & McLaughlin Funeral Directors in his native Derry. A successful family business which has been in existence for over 50 years.
Since moving to Carndonagh, Charles has spent time on a variety of volunteer roles within the local community including those of Treasurer of a local National school Parents’ Association, Director of the local Naíscoil Dhomhnach Óg, and as an underage coach with both his local football and Gaelic football teams. In his spare time Charles enjoys playing football, golfing, indoor rowing and reading.