Christine is Head of Talent & Leadership Development for Davidson and Partners, leading the delivery of talent management, leadership, organisational development (OD) and top team development for a wide range of clients including Sport UK, UpRising , Cabinet Office, United Learning, International MMM (global arts company), a US based independent film production company and Age UK Bristol. Christine also has experience working with Local Authorities and the Further Education sector.
She is ‘Visiting Professor in Leadership and HR’ at the University of Northampton, lecturing in ‘Neuroscience in Leadership’ and ‘culture change’ to MBA and undergraduate students. She works closely with Richard Boyatzis (co-author of ‘Emotional Intelligence’) at Cleveland University, USA on the latest research on neuroscience in leadership. Christine is an Advisor on the development of a MSc in Coaching/Mentoring and an MSc in Movement Therapy. She is Chair of the University Advisory Board for the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance, and is working closely on a ‘Social Impact Measurement’ tool, commissioned by the Government.
Prior to Davidson and Partners, Christine was Director of Leadership and OD, with the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare in Wales (NLIAH). Specifically, she was responsible for delivering senior leadership and organisation development, which she led collaboratively with the Chief Executives/Chairs of all the healthcare organisations in Wales and, as a result of which, leadership effectiveness increased by 87 %. The introduction of a ‘Talent and Succession’ plan process received national acclaim by receiving the prestigious CIPD award for Talent Management and e-Mentoring.
Earlier experience includes Director of OD for the Dept Health and Social Services (HSS), Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) leading organisational reform, Parliamentary secondary legislation, performance, governance and development of Chairs and Chief Executives across 22 healthcare organisations. She was also UK National Director of Executive Choice – a coaching service for NHS leaders and professionals.
As part of her international portfolio, Christine acted as World Health Organisation Consultant Adviser to the Minister of Health in the United Arab Emirates, where she received a Royal Audience in recognition of the work undertaken. She also advised the Minister for Education in Ethiopia and the Jordan Women’s Business Network. Christine has been a regular speaker at the International Assessment Centre Congress across the world, and the University of Columbia, New York, and conferences across the UK and Europe. She has studied Strategic Human Resources at the Executive Business School, Stanford University, California and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. She has lectured extensively throughout the world and written numerous articles on leadership and talent.