Charles Taylor has twenty years’ experience in search, following twenty-five years working in engineering and IT. Ten years in manufacturing, largely in the automotive sector and working throughout the world were followed by a period of international trading in the electronics and agriculture sectors. Before entering the recruitment industry, he was Managing Director of a number of companies, both in the UK and overseas, involved in electro-mechanical manufacture and IT systems, the latter focusing on the use of digital technology in broadcasting, communications and information management
He specialises in Transport and Associated Technologies, with special emphasis upon communications, digital technology, logistics, engineering and retail. Specialist functional areas include board level general management, non-executive directors.
Charles Taylor was educated at Ipswich School, took an Honours degree in Economics and Politics at Exeter University, and subsequently studied engineering at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. He won a scholarship to Cranfield School of Management in 1979, where he gained his MBA. He is a founder member of the IT special interest group of the IOD.