Dame Christine served as Chairman of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and as Chairman of the Birmingham Women’s Hospital following a long and successful career as Principal and Chief Executive of one of the largest Colleges of Further and Higher Education in England.


She held the position of President of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and sat on the council of the CBI West Midlands for over ten years.


In 2013 she became the High Sheriff of the West Midlands and currently chairs the nomination panel for future High Sheriffs in the region.  She has chaired a wide range of business and educational organisations at local, regional and national level.


In 2007 Christine was awarded a CBE for services to Further Education and was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Further Education in 2013.  She has also been honoured to receive three honorary doctorates from Aston University, University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University.


Christine currently supports a number of charitable organisations and acts as adviser to local authorities and schools having previously been an adviser to the Home Office Select Committee.


Appointed in 2013.