Carl is Chairman of the University of Europe based in Berlin, Hamburg and Iserlohn in Germany.
Carl is best known for being the founder of BPP University, where he served as founding Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer until 2017 having joined BPP as a lecturer in 1996. Carl is currently a non-executive director at UCFB, which specialises in sports business education based at Wembley Stadium and the Etihad in Manchester. Carl is also the founding Chairman of the Turner Schools UK group (a multi academy trust group based in Kent) which specialises in helping disadvantaged communities' access high quality education. Carl is a member of the advisory boards of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and WonkHE. Carl was also a member of the board of HEFCE and a founding non-executive director of the Office for Students.
A barrister by profession, Carl is a professor of English common law and winner of the Association of Colleges Gold Award, a Blackstone and Diplock Scholar. Carl was included in The Lawyer Magazine's "Hot 100 Lawyers" and has previously been a member of faculty at the University of Leeds, City University London, London Guildhall University and the University of East Anglia. Carl was appointed by the Lord Chief Justice to the Advisory Committee of the Judicial Studies Board and by the Secretary of State for Education to the General Chiropractic Council.
Carl lives in Canterbury, Kent with his wife Faye and their 5 children. His hobbies include Mountain trekking and he has successfully climbed the UK’s 3 peaks, Mont Blanc, Mount Etna, Table Mountain, Everest Base Camp 2 and the Inca Trail.