Christine first became aware of osteopathy when she worked for osteopath Sue Turner as a receptionist in her Bayswater practice. After seeing people recover and experiencing care from Sue and members of her team, she has drawn on osteopathic care as part of her holistic healthcare journey ever since. ‘I have served for 25 years as a senior manager and director within the NHS and am delighted to be able to join the iO Committee to share my knowledge and experience. I hope to be able to contribute to the work of the iO in developing and promoting the osteopathic profession in the UK. I am particularly interested in helping the NHS gain understanding and embrace the opportunities for osteopathy to provide expertise and resources to help sustain and improve overstretched NHS services. The impact of the pandemic on health care needs innovative solutions. Osteopaths as Allied Health Professionals can help offer those solutions. I look forward to meeting and working with you in this potential new era for healthcare.