Christine has been CEO of the Butterfly Foundation since 2008, and in that time has grown Butterfly into a widely respected and highly effective national organisation for consumers with eating disorders and their carers in Australia.
The Butterfly Foundation is a provider of innovative, evidence-based and evidence-generating services including the Intensive Outpatient Program and Day Program.
Christine was instrumental in the founding of the ground-breaking National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) in 2009, and under her leadership Australia received its first federal funding for a national telephone and e-health helpline for eating disorders, ED HOPE, in 2012.
Christine is a board member of Mental Health Australia, Australia’s peak body for mental health, she sits on the implementation committee for the NSW Government’s Eating Disorders Plan, and plays a significant advocacy role in media and to government in furthering Australia’s understanding of eating disorders.
Prior to working within the eating disorders sector, Christine had an extensive background in strategic and business development, management of corporate services, and legal affairs, in both the not for profit and the commercial sectors.