Claire joined BAE Systems in January 2014 as Group Communications Director and a member of the Executive Committee.
Before joining BAE Systems, Claire was General Manager, Group Corporate Affairs for Xstrata plc where she was responsible for the global communications of the multinational diversified mining group, including throughout the merger with Glencore International which completed in 2013. She joined Xstrata in 2004 and was also a Board member of Xstrata Nickel, one of Xstrata’s five global commodity business units.
Claire previously worked for financial communications consultancies, Prospero Financial and Finsbury. She started her career at Merrill Lynch International in UK investment banking.
Claire has a first class degree in modern languages (Joint Hons French and German) from Birmingham University and was named as one of Management Today’s ’35 Women under 35 – 2012’.
Career highlights: As head of corporate affairs for Xstrata, Claire oversaw communications for a number of major international M&A transactions before joining BAE Systems.
When not at work: Married with two young children, Claire enjoys spending time with her family, jogging and modern literature.