Charles Graham

Senior Advisor // cgraham@devhold.com

Charles Graham

Charles is a veteran of the aviation & transportation industries. 30+ years of board level experience at multi-billion dollar enterprises in the sectors of airlines, aircraft leasing, global express integrators, international logistics and postal services. Strong track record of success in M&A, business transformation, strategic development, team building and value creation.

As Global CFO and Board of Director, Charles integrated UK’s TNT and acquired IPEC and Skypak  to form TNT Express Worldwide, which grew to become one of the four global express operators. In 1995 Charles was appointed as CEO of Global Mail.

In 1997, Charles was appointed as CEO of AWAS, an aircraft leasing business jointly owned by TNT and News Corporation.  Later he integrated  AWAS  with Morgan Stanley’s Aircraft Finance business to form the world’s third largest aircraft lessor, pioneering in China, Africa , and freighter conversion businesses.  Charles led the sale of AWAS to private equity investor Terra Firma.

As CEO Global Aviation at DHL, Charles developed and implemented a new global aviation strategy to form the second largest cargo airline in the world. Charles currently sits on the Board of Kahala Aviation Holdings LLC, a global aircraft leasing and trading Co.

Charles holds a degree in Law from The Univ. of Glasgow, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors both in Australia and in the UK.