Christine has a distinguished career in education, local and national government.
She started her career as a history teacher, then a secondary head, before moving on to become Director of Education at Harrow Council then Tower Hamlets Council. She became Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council before becoming her Majesty’s Chief Inspector at Ofsted from 2006-2010 where she brought together three different inspectorates to create a new organisation.
More recently, she has been working with schools and local authorities on a range on initiatives and projects and is now independent Chair of the Board of Camden Learning. As chair of the charity Future First, Christine is an advocate for establishing a thriving alumni community in every state school.