Clare joined the Blagrave Trustee board in 2016 and is Head of Grants at the Henry Smith Charity; she was previously Head of Grants at NHS Charities Together.

In the past Clare has been the CEO of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust and the Regional Head, South and West for BBC Children in Need where she was responsible for a multi-million pound grant portfolio as well providing leadership to a team of staff and volunteers, strategically inputting into the charities policies and objectives to find, fund and collaborate to make a difference to children and young people’s lives.

Clare worked in Dance for 15 years before moving into the Charity sector holding posts including Fundraising Manager for the Jubilee Sailing Trust and Cancer Research UK. She is currently Vice Chair of Swindon Dance National Dance Agency.