Ms. Christine Larson-Luhila is the Senior Governance Advisor and Board Secretary for World Agroforestry Centre. She joined the Centre in May 2014 as the Director of Human Resources, assumed the role of Board Secretary in August 2015 and transitioned into a dedicated governance role 2017. She currently has a shared role with the Centre and the CGIAR System Organization supporting their Board and Council Relations Unit 50% of her time. She has 25 years of experience working in the not for profit sector overseeing governance, finance, human resources, corporate services, programmes and audit with a passion for making organizations work. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the California Board of Accountancy and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.