Charles Massy has had a long involvement in the wool industry and with sheep breeding. He founded the leading Merino stud ‘Severn Park’ in 1975. He has published numerous articles on the wool industry, Merino and wool history and the environment, as well as serving on the boards of the International Wool Secretariat and the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation.
His first book, The Australian Merino, was published by Penguin in 1990. After being traded on eBay for several hundred dollars a copy, it was re-released by Random House in 2007 and its print run sold out almost immediately.