Associate Director – Public Sector & Politics


My Story

Claire joined the Leadership Centre in November 2022 and is responsible for developing a new programme for political leaders at all levels, drawing on the work of the wider organisation, the expertise of key partners and serving politicians. She is also focusing on developing new collaborations around mission-focused leadership programmes under the Innovate theme of the Centre’s strategy, as well as developing the Centre’s offer to the complex partnerships of place and economy that underpin new service models, such as Mayoral Combined Authorities, Smart Local Energy Systems, and Integrated Care Partnerships.

Before joining the Leadership Centre, Claire worked at the West Midlands Combined Authority, leading its work on inclusive growth, developing approaches which embraced necessary reforms of the “dark matter” of decision-making alongside the practice of reshaping live investments so that they delivered on the eight fundamentals of inclusive growth. Prior to this, she served as an elected member of Birmingham City Council, gaining experience across the executive, regulatory and scrutiny elements of local and regional leadership. She is also experienced in developing solutions focused on climate resilience and transition, at the Energy Saving Cooperative, Climate-KIC, and as a co-founder of Community Energy Birmingham.

Alongside her work at the Centre, Claire serves as a primary school governor in south Birmingham, and as a trustee of Baby Aid Birmingham and Moseley Community Development Trust. She also sits on the advisory board for Aston University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities.





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