Christine is a former President of the National Parks Australia Council as well as being a former President of the Conservation Council ACT Region. She is a member of the ACT Bushfire Council and is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas.
Prior to retirement she spent more than fifteen years working on social justice, housing and family policy in the Federal government and prior to that was a secondary school teacher. For many years she has enjoyed bushwalking and outdoor activities with her family and since retirement has spent her time working to protect Australia’s unique biodiversity through her volunteer work. Her particular passion is finding native orchids in their natural settings in the ACT and surrounding regions.