Francine left school at 16 and started work as a photographer’s assistant at Studio Venture.
She later moved to Aix-en-Provence and continued her photographic career in France. She returned to London in 1984 and joined Butler Dennis Garland as a TV PA, and was promoted to Producer in 1986. She stayed at the agency after its merger with Slaymaker Cowley White, until she moved to Abbott Mead Vickers in 1989. Francine became Head of Television at AMV in 2000 and has recently celebrated her 20th anniversary at the agency.