Christine has been a teacher, a secondary headteacher and a director of education, first in Harrow and then Tower Hamlets, and a chief executive in two London boroughs. Between 2006 and 2011, she held the post of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector at Ofsted, where she brought three different inspectorates together to create a new organisation
A visiting professor at UCL Institute of Education, Christine is involved in a wide range of education projects. She is the independent chair of Camden Learning, a school company, and joint chair of the AEPA, which supports the development of place-based education partnerships up and down the country. As chair of the charity, Future First, Christine is an advocate for establishing a thriving alumni community in every state school.