Belinda Goldsmith is an award-winning journalist who has reported and led news teams from more than 20 countries on political, financial and general news. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the world’s leading provider of news and information. In this role, she runs a global team of nearly 30 journalists and a large network of stringers covering the world’s under reported stories, focusing on humanitarian issues, women’s rights, climate change, corruption and good governance. She also plays a key role in the editorial content for the annual Trust Women Conference, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global event dedicated to putting the rule of law behind women's rights through concrete action. Belinda joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2014 after 20 years of working for Reuters. Recruited in Papua New Guinea, she worked for Reuters in Australia, Sweden, the United States and Britain in a variety of roles including head of Investment Banking in New York, Global Editor of Entertainment and Lifestyle, Global Head of Editorial Learning, and, most recently, Chief Correspondent for Britain. She has run courses for journalists in Bhutan, Myanmar and Lebanon for the Thomson Reuters Foundation and is a regular panellist and speaker at universities and in the media on careers in journalism. Belinda trained as a journalist in London on local and national newspapers after graduating from Reading University and joined Australian Associated Press in Sydney in 1988 who made her their first female correspondent in Papua New Guinea in 1993.
Executive summary: Responsible for Thomson Reuters Foundation's global news services covering humanitarian issues, climate change, women's rights, corruption and good governance.
Languages spoken: English Swedish