Christine Foster

NERC Non-Executive Director

Christine Foster is a member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Assurance Board and NERC Management Board.

Christine is a commercial leader with data science and machine learning expertise.

As Chief Product Officer for Data Science at Kantar Public, she is responsible for integrating data science and artificial intelligence capabilities, government open data assets and classical approaches to survey data.

Christine has been recognised in DataIQ’s Most Influential People in Data and previously held roles at:

  • The Alan Turing Institute
  • Liberty Global
  • American Express
  • EMI Music

She has built diverse and talented technical teams and implemented both traditional analytics and machine learning algorithms into production, automating business-critical decisions and processes for profit and purpose.

Christine started her career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in economics from the University of Toronto.

Last updated: 5 September 2023

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