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Christine Hodgson CBE

Christine Hodgson CBE

Experienced Chairman: FTSE 100, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 25 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in technology, software and computer systems, financial services, government, education
  • Experience as a Chief Financial Officer, Compensation Committee Chair, Finance Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Chair, Sustainability Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Compliance Committee member, CSR Committee member, Governance Committee member, Investment Committee member, Risk Committee member
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Current Positions

Christine Hodgson is Chairman of Severn Trent plc and The Careers & Enterprise Co. Ltd. She is also a Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Standard Chartered plc.

Industry Knowledge

Christine was previously Executive Chairman of Capgemini UK plc, one of the world’s largest technology and professional services groups. She was Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer and a member of the Group Executive Committee of Capgemini SE.

During her tenure at Capgemini she held a variety of roles, including CFO for the UK, CFO for the Global Outsourcing business and CEO of Technology Services North West Europe. Christine was the first female Executive Committee member of the Capgemini Group.

Christine offers extensive Board and governance experience as well as a deep understanding of business, finance and technology leadership.

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