Clare is a strategic corporate affairs professional. She has extensive experience of working across all aspects of communications, reputation management and strategy with some of the world’s largest companies.

She is currently Group Director of Strategy and Communications for Compass Group PLC. She leads the strategy and corporate affairs functions globally, overseeing the organisation’s activities across innovation, digital, M&A, public relations, brand, employee and wider stakeholder engagement. She chairs the Group’s Digital Committee and sits on the Risk Committee.

Before joining Compass in 2011, Clare was head of the Industrials practice at a leading communications agency and her early career was in investment banking.

Clare has played elite level sport, representing England at lacrosse for seven years. She recognises from personal experience how the attitudes that help people to succeed in sport can have a positive impact on other aspects of their lives and others.