Christine Hewitt-Dyer appointed Director of People for the National Church Institutions


The Church of England is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Hewitt-Dyer as Director of People for the National Church Institutions.

Portrait of Chris Hewitt

Christine joins us from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) – formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government – where, as Director for People Capability & Change, she delivered a people plan encompassing initiatives on workforce strategy, reward, leadership and talent management, diversity, recruitment and people engagement. She also led MHCLG’s HR operations and oversaw their move to a new HR self-service system.

Prior to the MHCLG, Christine was the People & Business Services Director at the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (part of the Ministry of Defence). Christine’s career has also involved a range of economic policy and HR roles in central government including the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and Acas. She is also a trustee of HCT plc, a leading social enterprise.

Gareth Mostyn, Chief Finance and Operations Officer said: “I’m delighted that Christine is joining us in this key strategic role. As Director of People, Christine will be responsible for providing leadership on people matters, including the development of our people strategy and the delivery of high calibre HR operations. Christine will also lead key people programmes across the NCIs and help us to ensure we are best placed to support the mission and ministries of the Church.”

Christine said: “I am very excited to be joining the NCIs. It will be such a privilege to work alongside the faith community that has been part of my life since childhood, and which continues to play an important role in our national and local community life.

“My first few months will involve lots of listening and learning, whilst hopefully bringing some new perspectives based on my years in a wide range of policy and HR posts within government.“

Christine takes over from Interim Director of People, Carole Harden, in January 2019. Commenting upon Carole’s time with the NCIs, Gareth Mostyn said: “Carole has led the NCIs’ HR team since February 2018 and we are hugely appreciative of her contribution. She leaves with our best wishes for the future.”