Claire has an MBA and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with over 20 years’ experience adding value in FD roles for businesses of varying sizes, ownership structures and across a range of sectors.
A strategically orientated leader, Claire naturally has an empathetic people focus who quickly inspires trust and respect across all levels to successfully ‘make a difference’ within each business she has partnered.
Claire’s core skills are; coaching high performing teams, applying continuous improvement mindset to systems that streamline processes, simplifying reporting to demystify the numbers and taking a risk managed approach to develop a clear balanced scorecard strategy map.
Claire’s initial career started in finance for a multinational stainless steel manufacturer moving onto a PFI utility contract for the provision of water services. Claire has since worked on the Board as FD in the SME market for owner managed businesses who manufacture furniture products and the construction industry installing washroom leisure facilities in a French owned sporting goods company.
Claire joined The FD Centre in February 2019 as she is passionate about working with Entrepreneurs to truly add value to their business and help them achieve their goals.