Gillian Newsum, a graduate of Reading University, spent 20 years as Equestrian Correspondent to Country Life magazine and has contributed to many other journals and newspapers, covering the major international equestrian events. She is also the author of 10 books on equestrian subjects.
Gillian was a Trustee of the University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust for nine years, and has been involved in fundraising initiatives for the Addenbrooke’s and Rosie Hospitals in Cambridge. In addition to being a Trustee of STEF, she is a Trustee of the Lujenna Educational Trust, and Chairman of the Cambridgeshire College Riding for the Disabled Group.
A visit to Phang Nga Elephant Park in 2018 was the high point in a life-long love of elephants, and intensified her interest in helping the domestic elephants of Thailand.