Charles Mayo General Counsel, Secure Trust Bank PLC Charles is a corporate finance lawyer. He specialises in the legal aspects of corporate governance/compliance, and equity capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He was previously a partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP. He has advised a wide range of UK Government Departments, healthcare and life sciences companies and medical research charities. This included advising the Department of Health and Social Care on the formation of the Dementia Discovery Fund, Alzheimer’s Research UK on the Dementia Research Institute and Cancer Research UK on its strategic partnership with SV Health Investors. In April 2021 he became the General Counsel of the London listed specialist lender, Secure Trust Bank PLC.