Charles Wagner is the son-in-law of Dr Jill Allibone, the founder of the MMT. He has over 33 years of experience in building conservation and heritage protection in the planning system, most of it working for English Heritage in a variety of roles. He studied civil engineering, then building conservation as a SPAB Scholar in the Repair of Old Buildings, followed by architectural history, then planning. He has listed half of Hampshire and looked after the historic areas of the eastern of England from the Humber to the Channel and all round London. He is Chair of his local 'friends of the cemetery' group and has his eyes on the restoration of the listed mausoleum in the cemetery.
Over the last two years he has taken an interest in the Guise Mausoleum in Elmore Churchyard in the Severn Vale, Gloucestershire. As this is the only one of the mausolea taken under the wings of MT that is in ruinous state, he is helping the Trust form a view on whether restoration is an option or stabilising the ruin is the nature course of action. He wrote on this in the Summer 2012 issue of Mausolus