Gretchen Tricker holds a BA from Wells College; New York School of Interior Design; and, an MBA from Boston University, USA. She has been a researcher for the Corporate Policy Group, Oxford; Managing Director of The Beaumont Executive Press, Oxford; journalist, and the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine in Hong Kong. Subsequently, she became a Senior Research Officer at the University of Hong Kong which involved the foundation and editing of the research journal Corporate Governance – an international review. She undertook research for the infamous corruption trial of the Carrian Corporation and co-authored Shares in Hong Kong, the centennial history of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (1991).
She now lives with her husband, Bob, in the fishing port of Brixham, overlooking the English Channel and Lyme Bay, and among other things, worrying about the children and grandchildren, and spoiling their labradoodles, Charleston and Savannah.