Claire brings former local government, central government and private consultancy knowledge, experience and skills to St Paul’s Hostel.
She qualified and practiced as a professional town planner at the beginning of her career which gradually morphed into more diverse portfolios for Government Departments encompassing communities/third sector engagement, Local Government improvements, sustainable development as well as supporting business growth and streamlined business regulations through the national network of Local Enterprise Partnerships.
Claire was the Birmingham City University Partnership Board Chair (2016 – 2019) and became the University of Reading Partnership Board Chair in 2019. She was Chair and Vice Chair of the RTPI’s national Partnership Accreditation Panel which brings all UK Partnership Boards together to tackle national planning practice-academia challenges and solutions (2016-2020).
Claire is also Chair of Tudor Community Sports Trust – a community-run bowling green, tennis and netball courts facility accessible on a pay-as-you-go basis; and a Trustee of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall Community Trust which is taking on a £5m refurbishment project of this landmark building and offering community-led cultural, performance and arts activities for North Birmingham.