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Tessa Gaisman

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Tessa Gaisman, MBE, diary secretary to Margaret Thatcher, who died on 25 January 2022, aged 67, surrounded by her family.

Tessa had a long association with Summer Fields; wife to Old Summerfieldian, Jonathan Gaisman (1964-69) and mother of Old Summerfieldian Nicholas (Nico) Gaisman (1997 - 2002) she served as a Governor at the school and was a Trustee of the Maclaren Foundation at the time of her death.

The Times has published an in depth obituary charting her childhood, education and career which can be read below.

Tessa is survived by her husband, Jonathan with their three children, Clementine, Imogen and Nicholas. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time. She will be much missed by us all.