Christine Gaskell, MBE, DL

Chair, Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Partnership

Christine has spent most of her career in the Motor industry and from 1995 until 2012 she was a Member of the Board at Bentley Motors Limited with responsibility for 4,000 employees worldwide.  She was also Chair of the Rolls Royce and Bentley Pension Fund.

Under Christine, Bentley invested significantly in improving the skills and capability of its workforce, winning regional and national recognition for its programmes.

Christine has been actively involved in promoting learning and skills and in 2012 she was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to training and apprenticeships.

Christine was appointed as the first Chair of the Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Partnership in March 2011.

Amongst her other appointments Christine is on the Board of Total People Ltd, one of the region’s largest work based learning providers, and is a trustee of The Manufacturing Institute, an independent charity which provides high quality training and consultancy to manufacturing companies.  Christine is also a Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire.