Dame Christine Beasley served the National Health Service in England in a number of roles during a 50-year career, which she began as a student nurse at the Royal London Hospital in 1962. Dame Christine held a number of regional nursing, operations and organisational development posts. In 2003 she was appointed Partnership Development Director in the national Modernisation Agency. A year later, she took up her final role as Chief Nursing Officer for England, a post she held until 2012.
In parallel with her executive career, Dame Christine has been a member of various national nursing and health related committees. She has been appointed to a number of non-executive positions in the health, charity and higher education sector. She currently is Non-executive Director of the NHS Trust Development Agency, Chair of Health Education North Central and East London Education Board and Chair of Council of Bucks (new) University. She has been appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire for her public and voluntary service.