Christine is a well-known figure in UKSG circles. Not only is she a past Chair of the Group, she has also acted as Conference Organizer and, all in all, has been a major contributor to the ongoing development and success of the Group. Christine is currently University Librarian at the University of Leicester but she will shortly take up a significant new challenge – that of Pro Vice-Chancellor at Leicester for a four-year period. Christine is the first PVC not to come from an academic department and only the second woman. So what was the path to her success?