Director of alignment and coordination, DH ▼32

Until recently the number one PCT chief executive, Ms Christie (pictured) led NHS Birmingham East and North, which had a strong track record in sorting out underperforming GPs and employing IT to improve outcomes. Close to Sir David Nicholson, she is now working with Jim Easton (39) on the transition to the new NHS landscape - her time in London a sometimes welcome relief from the PCT power battles in the second city.