Gillian was born and educated in Ireland, obtaining an Honours Degree in English Language and Literature from Trinity College Dublin. She then completed a Post Graduate Diploma for Personal Assistants at the College of Business Studies, Belfast.
Her first job was as an Admin. Assistant with the Law Society of Northern Ireland where her principal duties were as a Committee Secretary and organising conferences and social events.
Following a relocation to Edinburgh in 1987, Gillian helped to establish a Scottish Legal Department for Nationwide Building Society, acting as an Admin. Assistant for their Scottish Solicitor.
After a career break from office work to concentrate on her family, Gillian joined Green’s in 2009, where she carries out administration duties for the Health & Safety consultants.