Christine spent most of her early career in International organisations such as ICI, Shell and Nokia, holding senior HR Director and Organisational Development positions. More recently she spent 5 years as an Executive Director at Cancer Research UK followed by a period as the Global HR Director for UNICEF based in New York. She currently works as a Director for CDC, a financial investment organisation which focuses on building businesses and creating jobs in Africa and Asia to help alleviate poverty. Her passion is Africa and she has worked and travelled extensively across the continent. She lives in the Cotswolds and outside of work enjoys walking, music and travelling. Christine has a BA from Sheffield University and a Masters degree in Management and Organisational Learning. She is also a qualified Company Secretary.