About Christine

As an independent consultant, Christine provides specialist advice and practical support to organisations on their people management and duty of care responsibilities.  She works extensively with large and small non-profit organisations such as African Prisons Project, MapAction, Tearfund, Save the Children and Amnesty International and collaborates with experts and networks in the field of security, learning, health and wellbeing, insurance and legal such as the Geneva Learning Foundation, Thrive Worldwide, the CHS Alliance, EISF, RedR, UN Stand-by Partnership and Cigna (NGO Benefits).

For the past 20 years, Christine has worked in highly challenging environments and supported and led the HR function in many humanitarian responses across Africa and Asia.  She has published articles, guides and tools and undertaken extensive research on people management and duty of care issues.  She founded and leads Duty of Care International in April 2016.

Current client list


African Prisons Project

Oxfam GB


RedR Australia

NGO Health Benefits (Cigna)

CHS Alliance

Concern Worldwide

The Advocacy Project

European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)

Humanitarian Leadership Academy

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Stand-by Partnership (UN-SBP)

Thrive Worldwide

Norwegian Refugee Council

Learning Strategies International (LSi)

Richmond Council Voluntary Service (CVS)

InterHealth Worldwide

Report the Abuse

Operation Mercy


United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)


Global Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

What people are saying…

Amnesty International – Richard Eastmond, Senior Director for Organisation Development & Human Resources

“If there is one subject which could be said to run through Christine’s DNA it is Duty of Care. All of her career has been focused in one way or another into this increasingly important space whether working in countries as diverse as Haiti or the UK. We benefited from her expertise during her time as Interim HR Director at Amnesty International and I’d recommend people from the NGO or corporate world to speak to her to access her expertise. Duty of Care has never been more front of stage for organisations than it is at present.”

Mission Aviation Fellowship UK (MAF) – Gary Colvin, Head of Human Resources formerly Head of International HR, Tearfund

“Having known Christine for a long time I have come to value her care and expertise for supporting staff working in challenging environments. She has been a strong advocate of producing guidance and policy that will bring clarity for organisations.  She was instrumental in the production of a Human Resources Management guide for Tearfund Partners that was built upon first-hand knowledge of working with partners in diverse cultures. She has a breadth of knowledge and experience built on international assignments and senior roles in some well-known international charities.  I commend Christine to you as a hard worker to guide you in your Duty of Care.”