Claire Bibby is an award-winning Senior Lawyer and Professional Coach, with a local and international practice including commercial and corporate legal services, coaching of professionals and executives, mentoring, keynote speaking and mediation. She is also an experienced Non Executive Director, currently sitting on multiple ASX listed company boards, and in the unlisted and charity space.
With circa 30 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, innovative, individual and team leadership services.
An active and influential Sydney based executive, Claire Bibby 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 Lawyer. 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 individual executives. She adds value and develops deep relationships based on integrity and was recently awarded the title by Australasian Lawyer as one of the Elite Women of 2021.
Claire Bibby is a well-known professional coach (certified by the International Coaching Federation), and keynote speaker, with a track record in breaking new ground. She understands the big picture, filtering out white noise and focussing on what is important, be that through her work as a lawyer, coach, mentor, speaker and/or mediator.
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 Bibby holds a series of Non-Executive, chair and other appointments, most recently with CommsGroup Limited (ASX:CCG) (cloud communications for business, servicing mid-tier corporate customers in Australia, Asia and internationally), Arowana (ASX:AWN) (an international B Corp accredited investment group with private and publicly listed businesses in solar power, electric vehicles, critical power services, vocational and professional education, traffic management, technology and impact asset management fields), Clime Investment Management (ASX:CIW) (a financial institution that manages investment capital on behalf of a range of investors including private wealth groups, self-managed superannuation funds, family offices and individual investors) and Magnis Energy Technologies (ASX: MNS; OTCQX: MNSEF) (a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery company with strategic investments in several aspects of the electrification supply chain). Claire is also a qualified mediator and arbitrator.
Claire Bibby is an Industry/Professional Fellow within the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. Recipients of the Fellow of the University honorary title are recognised academic, business or community leaders who associate themselves with UTS to collaborate with, assist and/or advise the Faculty to which they are appointed.
Claire Bibby 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 Bibby writes for industry and media publications, presents and speaks 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 Bibby has been recognised as one of Australia’s best lawyers, mentors 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.
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