Speaker profile


  • Ms Mary Beth Christie
    Online Product Management Director
    Financial Times


Mary Beth Christie is Head of Product Management for FT.com. She assumed this position in January 2007. Ms. Christie manages the online product team that handles all of the Financial Times’ digital media; including the core FT.com website, interactive markets data features, blogs, and search. In this capacity she has been instrumental in transforming the Financial Times from a traditional newspaper publisher into a web-centric business. 

Previous to her work at the FT, Ms. Christie was Head of Product Development at Rightmove.co.uk the UK’s largest property website. Prior to that, she was Product Development Director for QXL Ricardo PLC, a leading online auction website in Europe. In 1991, Ms. Christie founded Resources, the first phone directory published in post-communist Czechoslovakia. She remained President of the company through 1999. 

She obtained her BSc from the London School of Economics, where she studied in Economics, Economic History and Political Thought. Ms. Christie has also studied English Literature at the University of Connecticut.

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