Who we are

  • Euan McMillan

    Euan was appointed as a Trustee of The Rivers Foundation in 2020. He is a chartered accountant (ICAEW) and brings experience of the public sector, international funding institutions and NGOs. Before training as an accountant, he taught English as a second language, enjoying the challenge of working with students from around the world. In his… Read More

  • Alex Rivers

    Alex Rivers studied Economics at Nottingham University before spending time in Brazil where he taught English and learnt Portuguese, simultaneously. Upon returning to London, he joined the family business as Managing Director of Astor Hostels. During his time, he has worked successfully to extend the London hostels and has overseen the opening of another site… Read More

  • Alan Rivers – Chairman and Trustee

    From an early age, Alan felt an innate sympathy for underprivileged children around the world. Geography was his favourite subject at school and soon led to a desire to travel. At a young age, whilst training as a structural engineer with The Greater London Council, he drove with co-trustee Tina Bolton to Athens and saw,… Read More

  • Cass Farrar – Trustee

      Cass Farrar is Dorset-based but born and raised in London. A travel-journalist and mother, she writes for a variety of broadsheet newspapers and magazines including Vogue, The Independent and GQ. She is the founder and editor of luxury family travel website, www.kodomo.com Cass was raised by Alan with the continual reminder that there are… Read More

  • Susan Rivers – Trustee

    Susan Rivers, younger sister of Alan Rivers, has worked in the field of classical music for over 45 years.  Starting off in the recording industry, she moved on to artist management, concert promotion, orchestral touring and negotiating sponsorship deals.  She also ran the British Association of Concert Agents (now the International Artists’ Managers Association) for… Read More

  • Keith Constable – Trustee

    Keith Constable has now retired from his family owned construction business in central London which he established more than 25 years ago, but he still stays active with his love of sport, in particular playing golf and bridge. Keith enjoys travelling and this, coupled with his career involvement in many public sector housing and hostel projects, has… Read More

  • Christine Bolton – Trustee

    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… Read More

  • Alexander Rivers – Consultant

    Alex Rivers, son of Alan, has always had an indirect involvement with the work of the Rivers Foundation through visiting projects with his father from a young age.  Now increasingly involved in the running of the family business, Alex has expressed great interest in supporting the Rivers Foundation as a consultant, in helping to identify… Read More

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