Charlie moved to Sri Lanka in pursuit of work experience with an environmental NGO after completing a Masters degree at Sussex University. However, upon arriving in Sri Lanka in September 1999, his career soon took a different direction as he was appointed the Country Manager of Cricinfo.com. Having fallen for Sri Lanka’s charms, he set-up Red Dot with David Hopps in the same year. He co-owns Teardrop Hotels, a collection of charmingly designed historic properties, with Mike Davies, a close school friend and like-minded cricket lover from Bryanston School in Dorset. Charlie is passionate about his food, cricket and loves escaping to Sri Lanka’s hill-country, especially Victoria golf club or a tea estate bungalow, with his wife Suthami, their daughters Zara and Sofia and Buster, their cocker spaniel.