Christine is an independent economic advisor, specialising in global macro-economic issues. From 2006 to 2013, Christine ran the Country Risk Research function in Standard Chartered Bank. There she focused on political and economic risk, writing and presenting to clients, investors and the bank’s senior management. Prior to Standard Chartered, Christine worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland for many years. Christine earned two degrees, a BSc (Econ) and an MSc (Econ), from the London School of Economics, and is currently a non-executive director at Lloyd and Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson. She has been a community governor at Southgate School, a comprehensive school with almost 1500 pupils, for ten years, having previously been a parent governor at Monkfrith School. Christine lives in North London with her son, a student.