Christine Ashton, senior vice-president of Thomson Reuters, joined the company in 2013 as global vice-president for MIS centres of delivery. Previously, she was regional CIO for BG Group, responsible for IT strategies across the global energy company. Before joining BG, she was group strategy and technology director at Transport for London. From 2001 to 2008, Ashton held senior IT positions at BP. She is a fellow of the BCS, and has appeared in the Computer Weekly UKtech50 list twice.