With over two decades of government relations experience, Sir Charles Cockburn is a highly experienced public affairs communicator. Charles founded Portcullis Public Affairs in 1989 to offer an ethical approach to the practice of government relations. In that time, his clients have saved many hundreds of millions of pounds and opened up new markets. Charles’ key goal is to support companies and organisations in implementing campaigns to correct policy wrongs. Charles was the driving force behind setting up UKES with wide industry experience including advising INEOS on public affairs and regulatory issues.