Christine Elliott

  • Former Chief Executive

IFT (Institute for Turnaround & Transformation)

Christine Elliott


Christine Elliott is an accomplished Chair, director, and former Chief Executive with deep experience leading in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.  Elliott has a strong background in transformation, change, innovation, complex problem-solving, systems-thinking, and collaboration.

Career History

Elliott currently serves as Chair of Positive Planet UK Advisory Board, WellbeingatWorkWorld, and The Health and Care Professions Council.  She also serves as director and Audit and Risk Committee Member of the Independent Office for Police Conduct, and as Independent Lay Member of the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee.  In addition, she is an Associate of Cityforum, an organization of leaders specializing in policy analysis and public debate, and a Council member of the Rural Policy Group, a visionary action-oriented think tank and advocate for rural policy.

She was previously the Chair of Borough Market and the Interim Chair of the College of Policing as well as the Chair of their Regulatory Consultative Group, having previously served as Senior Independent Director, and was a board member for six years. Elliott has a strong interest in innovation and served as an advisory board member of, a digital transformation consultancy headquartered in Toronto, Canada. She also chaired the Advisory Board of Albeego Ltd, a British mobile telecoms firm providing digital devices with stable, secure internet connectivity.

As an operator, Elliott most recently served as Executive Director of Collaborate CIC, a hands-on consultancy and think tank helping public/private sectors tackle complex social challenges.  Previously, she served as Chief Executive of The IFT (Institute for Turnaround & Transformation), Europe’s leading independent body for professionals who restructure and grow organizations.  In this role, she led and repositioned the organization, which became a professional standards and accreditation body, and was a driving force in founding both the Asia Transformation & Turnaround Association and The IFT Academy. 

Prior to this role, Elliott served as Chief Executive of Ramblers’ Association, a UK charity protecting and promoting walking.  In this role, she designed and introduced an innovative 5-year strategic plan with environmental foundations to ready the Association for challenges ahead while increasing its influence by establishing top-level relationships with politicians of the major parties and other key stakeholders.

As Director of Bletchley Park, a WWII code-breaking center and heritage museum, Elliott implemented an innovative strategic plan linking the site’s past with current and future technology and business operations.  She led through a radical restructuring to achieve targeted savings, improve efficiency, raise quality and standards, and left the organization debt-free, with an international reputation and brand, viable businesses and £multi-million government and private financing in place.


Elliott was awarded a Diplôme Supérieur from the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is fluent in French.  She received a B.A. (Hons.) in Law from the University of Sheffield.  Elliott explains that she is managed by an anxious feline, has two amazing daughters (one a COO, the other a neuroscientist) and a young lockdown grandson. To relax and restore, she exercises ‘clumsily’, attempts to control the music coming from her pianos and saxophone, and indulges in vegan cuisine.  Elliott currently resides in London, England.