With over 4‚000 hours of flight time within East Africa, Charles is excited for his next chapter, where he will be responsible for managing all flight personnel. His primary objective is to ensure that all flights are scheduled against a regulatory compliance framework, with a strong focus on sustainability, reliability and safety, while delivering unforgettable guest experiences.

Growing up in Nairobi, Charles developed a strong passion for aviation from a young age – a passion which has continued to guide his career path.

Nurturing his interest in aviation, after school Charles trained and qualified as a certified pilot.

Curious to explore the world, Charles accepted an opportunity in the United States as a manager for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Here he gained invaluable managerial experience and learned the importance of customer service.

Charles returned to Nairobi with a wealth of knowledge and a desire to reconnect to his roots. Over the last decade, he has embraced every opportunity presented to him and has grown immensely as a result. Dedicated to the aviation industry, he has progressed through various roles, including Pilot, Training Captain and General Manager. A significant milestone in his career was joining Governors’ Aviation as a Captain and Head of Safety in June 2017.

Charles attributes his career to more than just flying, it is about delivering a comfortable and safe experience that leaves guests in complete awe as they take in our breathtaking wilderness areas from above. He values being a part of a business that positively impacts lives at the same time as delivering memorable experiences.

Charles is excited for his next chapter and is truly grateful to Governors’ and Wilderness for recognising his dedication, and providing him with opportunities to expand his horizons. He looks forward to leading a dedicated team while fostering a spirit of teamwork and growth. He had this to say: “My role truly embodies the saying, Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. My passion, the enriching interactions, the impact I contribute to, and nature’s beauty, make my job more than just work – it’s a fulfilling and exhilarating journey”.