Chine McDonald has been appointed as the new Director of a faith-based think tank, Theos. Currently Head of Community Fundraising and Public Engagement at Christian Aid, Chine will join the Theos team in January 2022, taking over the leadership role from Elizabeth Oldfield.
A highly-respected author, public theologian, speaker and broadcaster, with 16 years’ experience in journalism, media, and communications, Chine brings with her a wealth of executive and non-executive leadership experience across faith, media, and international development organisations.
Having studied Theology and Religious Studies at Cambridge University, Chine is a sought-after commentator and broadcaster on religion and ethics, regularly contributing to programme slots such as the BBC’s Thought for the Day, Prayer for the Day, and The Daily Service. Chine also sits on a number of charity boards, including Greenbelt Festival and Christians in Media. She was previously a trustee of Bible Society.
Commenting on her appointment, Chine said: “I have long admired the work of Theos: its clear-sightedness, its creativity, its ability to draw people in with differing points of view, its success at presenting to the world a credible Christian voice, and a non-anxious presence in a society that can at times feel increasingly fractured.
I am thrilled to be joining Theos, so ably led over the past decade by Elizabeth Oldfield, and leading it into the next phase. I am looking forward to working with the excellent team on some of the most pressing issues facing our world today and in the years to come.