Christine is a dynamic businesswoman and communicator whose career has been driven by a determination to use clear strategic thinking to achieve business success. She relishes taking on major challenges where she can combine her commercial experience with a strong sense of vision and knowledge of regulatory environments and the public sector. She is undaunted by responsibilities others have described as “impossible”. Her role as Groceries Code Adjudicator, to oversee the implementation of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice between the 10 large grocery retailers and their direct suppliers, ticks all these boxes.
The Groceries Code Adjudicator is a 3 day/week position. Christine is also a Non-Executive Director of the Met Office and Anglia Farmers, a £250m farm-purchasing co-operative.
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.