Claire has been an active member of the Local Governing Committee at Hempland Primary School since 2012, sitting on both the Finance and Premises committees. Claire was part of the original group set up to investigate and formalize the decision making process to become an Academy School as part of a Multi Academy Trust.
Claire is currently working to improve Home-School communication at Hempland. She is working with the Senior Leadership Team at Hempland to improve processes and explore the use of social media. Claire is also involved in the discussion to upgrade the technical infrastructure in the school and is part of the team delivering the new website.
Claire has over fifteen years’ experience as a Business Leader and Company Director, working nationally in both the technology and publishing business areas. Claire is a Food & Nutrition Author, writing best-selling healthy cooking books published through HarperCollins and Orion.
As a Master of Mathematics, Claire is well-qualified to take on financial roles. She has worked as a Finance Director at two successful York businesses and is an important team member on the Finance & Staffing Committee at Hempland Primary School.
On a more personal note, Claire lives in York with her husband Andy, and spends more time than she should running after her three children.