Charles Shannon is a Director of Research Grants Consulting and Services (RGCS) and the research Funding Assurance Manager at Imperial College London. He has extensive experience in grants management gained within HEI sector, Intergovernmental Organisations and SME’s. He specialises in audit, compliance and assurance, ensuring that funded organisations comply with sponsors terms and conditions and that their policies, procedures, systems and controls are robust and fit for purpose.
Charles has extensive operational knowledge of financial management and administration of research grant funding and governance
He has significant experience in dealing with funders including EC Framework Programmes (FP6, FP7, Horizon2020), EC INTERREG, EC Asia Link, Research Councils United Kingdom, Innovate UK, The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, The Royal Society, and the US National Institute of Health.
He is a member of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) and in this capacity chairs the special interest group (SIG) on audit and compliance and is also a member of the member of the Stakeholder Engagement Committee where he represents all SIGs.