Christine Bolton, a lifelong friend of Alan Rivers, helped her late husband with his finance business providing small personal loans.  This gave her a firsthand understanding of the many acute problems faced by those less fortunate living in the inner city of London.

Previous employment has included extensive international travel and many years working in a hospital environment. Mental health is of particular interest and concern to her.

As well as travelling, Christine’s interests include the arts and playing sport.  She has three sons and two grandchildren.