Claire is an inspiring leader with a vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. As Chief Operating Officer at UNICEF UK she leads transformational change in culture, capability, strategy and process, and has a key focus on developing an organisation fit for the digital age.
Before joining UNICEF, Claire was the Chief People Officer at Save the Children International but has spent most of her career at FTSE 100 FMCG giant Unilever, delivering in global, local and regional Director roles. This gives her an impactful mix of private and charity sector experience which she uses, along with her expertise, to enable people and organisations to make game-changing shifts in their work.
Claire is the author of the powerful book Work-Life Symbiosis: The Model for Happiness and Balance. She has a master’s degree in Management, a post-graduate diploma in Human Resources, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is part of the Game Changers Women’s Future Leaders programme, she won the Agenda Consulting award for employee engagement in 2016 and featured on the Timewise Power Part award list in 2015. She is the vice chair of the board of her local school and chairs their safeguarding committee.
Claire loves spending quality time with her two young children, and always finds time for running, playing tennis and going to the gym, having previously been an elite athlete competing for Great Britain as a junior slalom canoeist.