Christine Whiston began her working life as a newspaper reporter in New Zealand in the 70s before moving to Sydney where she embarked upon what was to become a long and successful career in women's magazines. Throughout the next 10 years Christine worked as a writer, stylist and editor on a number of leading Australian magazines and publications. Returning from London in the 80s, she started her own publishing business, packaging magazines for Sydney publishing houses. In the years that followed Christine created and launched several magazine mastheads as well as writing a series of specialist books before taking a break following the birth of her son. In 1998 she was appointed Editorial Director of what was then Federal Publishing Company (now News Magazines), overseeing a broad portfolio of titles. In 2001 she joined ACP as Deputy Publisher of the Women's Lifestyle Magazine group and in 2006 became General Manager of ACP Books where she relaunched the iconic Australian Women's Weekly cookbook range. Christine is now running her own business as a Media Consultant and Executive Coach.