Christine has experience in both the private and public sector. She is a strategist who has delivered business turnaround and is a strong communicator: she acts as a bridge to bring the community together and is using these skills in a portfolio career. A Chartered Engineer with 12 years’ experience in sales and marketing (Mars, Anchor, Vodafone), Christine ran the Co-operative Group’s farming business, the largest in the UK, for 11 years. She was awarded a CBE for services to agriculture in 2004.
Christine is the first Groceries Code Adjudicator to oversee the implementation of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice between retailers and their direct suppliers (3 days/week). She is a Non-Executive Director of the Met Office and Anglia Farmers, a Public Member of Network Rail, a member of both the Natural Environment Research Council and DEFRA’s Strategic Regulatory Scrutiny Panel and a Governor of Harper Adams University. She chairs the BBC Rural Affairs Advisory Committee and the Food and Drink Engineering Forum.