Clair has an open and friendly leadership style with excellent communication skills. She has a pragmatic approach to problem solving so that solutions are bespoke and fit the brief. Clair has worked with senior leadership teams helping to define strategy and then develop plans to deliver it. With extensive experience of financial and management reporting, team development, cost reduction and contract negotiation, outsourcing, revenue generation and funding applications, she is well placed for ensuring that finance functions are fit for purpose, delivering business critical information and facilitating decision making based on that information.
Clair spent several years at KPMG working with the leadership teams of several large companies preparing for IPO’s, acquisitions and disposals, and designing and delivering compliance programmes (Sarbanes-Oxley and internal audit). She is comfortable communicating with people at all levels within an organisation to gain trust, understanding and buy in, and at managing external relationships with advisers, customers and suppliers.
Clair has experience in education, leisure, retail, food and drink and consumer products.