Director chief executive/Director of operations
Christine has worked extensively in the NHS for past 26 years, having carried out a range of roles relating to primary care commissioning, general management and commissioning more generally.
She has worked across a range of organisations in the NHS across the North East. Most recently she was Head of Commissioning Development for NHS South of Tyne and Wear, leading a small team working with GPs in South Tyneside to set up the new Clinical Commissioning Group.
Prior to this Christine was Head of Commissioning for Community Services and Joint Commissioning, working on behalf of Sunderland Teaching PCT, South Tyneside and Gateshead PCTs.
As Director of Operations at the CCG, Christine is responsible for its day–to-day management and is a member of the CCG’s Executive Committee and Governing Body (non voting).
Responsibilities include oversight of the CCG’s commissioning responsibilities for children and adults; planning and performance; patient and public involvement; organisational development; and, governance and corporate services.