Claire is a social entrepreneur and businesswoman based on the NSW Central Coast. She co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and in the UK in 2012, following a career in journalism and public relations. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director on small businesses and large not-for-profit organisations and has significant expertise on Board governance in many other sectors.
Claire currently serves on the boards of the global and Australian Women on Boards entities and on the Board of the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music, where she chairs the building and premises committees.
A highly respected facilitator and speaker on a range of topics in the area of Board governance, equity and diversity, Claire is an informed and entertaining MC and presenter and well known for her courage, conviction, compassion and confidence. She is someone who looks for new ideas and opportunities in all she does.
In 2011, Claire became a Churchill Fellow for her research into gender balance on boards in Norway, France and the UK. She is also a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program, which has led to a lifelong interest in affordable housing and related social issues, particularly those impacting women and children.