Head of Schools Commercial,
Department for Education (DfE)
Cristina joined the DfE in August 2018, as Head of Schools Commercial. Cristina spent 3 years at the Ministry of Justice leading the commercial team for Youth Justice and Shared Services, building and running the commercial support for the Departmental ALBs, and heading the Commercial Operating Centre. Cristina began her career in the Civil Service in 2014, working as Supplier Innovation Director for the Crown Commercial Service. Cristina joined the Civil Service after 15 years in the private sector. In Citibank, she was the Sourcing Vice President heading Banking and Financial Services across 53 countries. For Barclays, she led the strategy development and negotiation of complex global outsourcing deals. Cristina holds a First-Class Master’s degree in Management Engineering.