Christine honoured with CBE

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A NORTH Lanarkshire Council executive director has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Christine Pollock, executive director of learning and leisure services, was awarded the CBE - Commander of the Order of the British Empire - in recognition of her services to education.

Former teacher Christine, who began her teaching career in a Glasgow secondary school in 1975, was appointed to her post in 2007 following a restructure.

She is a member of several national advisory groups in Scotland, providing professional advice to the Scottish Minister for Education.

As executive director of learning and leisure services, Christine is responsible for the council’s 122 primary schools, 24 secondary schools, 13 special schools, 16 nursery establishments and 68 nursery classes as well as community learning and development, libraries services, facilities management, museums and creative services.

Christine dedicated her CBE to her colleagues. She said: “Throughout my career I have been privileged to have had so many outstanding, creative and innovative colleagues.

“This is a great honour, especially so in the Diamond Jubilee year.”