Charles Portsmouth#3617

Charles Portsmouth

Charles is a chartered accountant with 40 years' experience of the insurance industry. He is currently a Director in BDO's financial services practice, where he provides advice to the firm's insurance and other financial services clients around the embedding of corporate governance and risk management in the business and regulatory compliance. He trained at Ernst & Young and then between 1990 and 2010 held a number of executive appointments in insurance including as finance director of a Lloyd's broking group, executive director of a quoted Lloyd's corporate capital vehicle, finance director of Lloyd's managing agent and managing director of an insurance accounting provider.
Contributed to


Corporate governance risk management guide
Corporate governance risk management guide
Practice notes

This Corporate governance risk management guide, produced in partnership with Charles Portsmouth and Sarah Hillary of BDO LLP, identifies five key priorities for corporate governance risk management and gives the heads-up on why each one is important. It includes a series of mini action lists that suggest action points for each priority area, encourage you to record your organisation’s current level of compliance and signpost relevant Practice Notes and Precedents in Lexis®Nexis.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1984


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA)


  • University of Sheffield ' BA (Hons) Political Theory & Institutions

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