Christine, who succeeds Ramsay Smith in the role, has spent a long career in and around the media in both newspaper journalism and public relations. Based in Wales, Christine represents the charity’s Welsh committee on the national council of trustees and is actively involved in the organisation of the annual Wales Media Awards.
Paul Jones, former head of foundation training at PA Media continues in his role as deputy chair.
On taking up the role of chair Christine said: ‘I feel very privileged to be selected as chair, and particularly at a time when the financial support the Journalists’ Charity provides for journalists in need is especially crucial because of the impact of the Covid pandemic on many in the industry.’
The charity’s CEO James Brindle has welcomed Christine to the role at what is a crucial time for journalism and the charity: ‘Christine has been a passionate advocate for the charity and its unique offer during her time as a trustee, and I am very much looking forward to working together to do more to help journalists at this difficult time. I’d also like to express my thanks to Ramsay Smith for his time and support over the last two years – the charity and the industry owes Ramsay a great debt of gratitude for his tireless service over many years.’