Speaker profile

Cristina Bizzi

Head, Schools Commercial & SRO, Schools Buying Programme
Department for Education (Confirmed)

Cristina joined the DfE in August 2018, as Head of Schools Commercial and SRO for the Schools Buying Programme. Cristina worked for the Ministry of Justice for 3 years, where she led the commercial team for Youth Justice and Shared Services, built and ran the commercial support for the Departmental ALBs, and where she headed the Commercial Operating Centre. Cristina started her career in the Civil Service in 2014, working as Supplier Innovation Director for Crown Commercial Service in the Cabinet Office.

Previously, Cristina spent 15 years in the private sector. In Citibank, she was Sourcing Vice President heading Banking and Financial Services across 53 countries. For Barclays she led the strategy development and negotiation of complex global outsourcing deals. For Eni-Agip, one of the major international oil & gas companies, she worked on the world biggest private oil development (Kashagan) in Kazakhstan. Cristina holds a First Class Master’s degree in Management Engineering.