Claire is an award-winning Senior Lawyer with a local and international practice including Legal Services, Keynote Speaking, Coaching/Mentoring and Mediation.
With over 25 years of experience gained through senior management appointments with some of the world’s largest companies and at top-tier law firms, she provides her clients with a range of strategic, governance, legal, innovation, life coaching, mentoring, dispute resolution and team leadership services.
An active and influential Sydney based C Suite Executive, Non-Executive Director and Lawyer, Claire is recognised as a trusted adviser, innovator and influencer in her fields. She provides strategic leadership, oversight and advice to companies, not-for-profits, high net worth individuals, SMEs, NGOs and professional bodies as a Chair, Board Member and Legal Adviser. Claire brings a highly adaptable and resourceful approach, having supported multi-billion dollar transactions, defined first to market investment opportunities, and protected the reputation of major corporate brands and executives. She adds value and develops relationships based on integrity.
Claire is a well-known professional communicator, with a track record in breaking new ground. She understands the big picture, filtering out white noise and focussing on what is important. Claire is effective at bringing people together and getting them aligned.
She is an inspirational, passionate speaker and influencer with a compelling, fast-paced style. Her local and international subject matter expertise includes business, women’s leadership, team building, management integrity, diversity and inclusion, dispute resolution, mentoring, life coaching and psychologically healthy workplaces.
As well as her passion for the law, Claire holds a series of Non-Executive, chair and other appointments, most recently with Marist180 (one of the largest organisations committed to empowering at-risk youth in Australia), My Property Circles (a property platform that matches like-minded, financially suitable people), CommsChoice Group Limited (ASX:CCG) (cloud communications for business) and the University of Technology Sydney Law Advisory Board. Claire is also a qualified mediator and arbitrator.
Claire is also a Honorary Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, an Entrepreneur Ambassador for Opportunity International, a member of the Australian Financial Review’s Business Leader’s Panel, a member of the SmartCompany’s Readers Panel, a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, and is a committee member of the NSW Law Society Futures Committee and the Resolution Institute.
Claire writes for industry and media publications, presents at conferences and events, with the aim of inspiring others to make a difference. Nothing changes if nothing changes! Her audiences vary from teams, executives, lawyers, women’s groups, students and professionals.
Claire has been recognised as one of Australia’s best lawyers and female executives, including having been awarded the Excellence Award for Women in Law, General Counsel of the Year, Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Mentor of the Year and most recently she was featured in SmartCompany’s 2018 International Women’s Day Showcase. In addition, Claire is a mentor for Layne Beachley’s Aim for the Stars Foundation.
In the media
Claire has been interviewed and featured in:
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“Meet the Leaders”, with Bev O’Connor (Host, The World on ABC News):
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