Professor Charles Mills

Charles Mills is the founder and Managing Director of ‘Olsen House Ltd.’ and its Holding Company ‘Charles Mills Education Ltd.’

Charles was educated at St. Mary’s College, Crosby and the Universities of Keele, London and Manchester reading Economics, Education, Psychology and Philosophy.

Charles has spent the vast majority of his professional life in Special Education in the voluntary, state and private sectors notably at Stamford House Regional Remand and Assessment Centre, as the Principal of Nugent House School and the Chief Executive of ‘The Witherslack Group of Schools’. Alongside this, Charles has worked as an OfSTED Inspector, been part of the NPQH programme at the University of Manchester and was a Visiting Professor at the Josef Barczi Institute, University of Budapest where he was also awarded the Bronze Medallion of the Hungarian Association of Special Education for his services to disadvantaged young people. In January 2010 Charles opened a day school, Olsen House, in Crosby for young people with social, emotional and behavioural disorders.

In April 2013, Olsen House became part of Kedleston Education Ltd. whose Board Charles joined as a non-executive director.

In his spare time, Charles is a member of the Governing Council at Liverpool Hope University, is Chairman of the ‘Edmund Rice Bi-Centennial Trust’ funding education projects in the Third World and is a trustee and Life Member of Formby Cricket Club. He is proud to work closely with the charitable foundation of Everton Football Club where he is a shareholder and season ticket holder of many years.