2015 TEF Speakers

Christine Ashton

Since Christine joined Thomson Reuters in July 2013 she has overseen a fundamental reshaping of Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) to enable it to better serve its business stakeholders and to support the CEO’s strategy for the corporation.

In 2015 Christine was ranked 53rd in CIO 100 list and 36th in the Computer Weekly list of the 50 most influential women in UK IT. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the BCS UK IT Industry CIO of the Year Award.

As Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion within Thomson Reuters Technology, Christine actively promotes initiatives such as AnitaB.org for Women and Technology, the 2015 Girls Only Coder Dojo; and the 30% Club. She is also a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society and an active participant in a number of industry advisory boards.

Christine has a background in large scale businesses: utilities, natural resources retail and telecommunications. Before joining Thomson Reuters sheheld global roles at BG Group(now Shell), Transport for London (TfL),BP,Lattice,Caudwell Group, Octel and United Utilities.