Claire joined East Riding of Yorkshire Council in 2005 and has led on External Funding, including all aspects of European Funding, since. Through a Trans-national project, the initial concept of the Social Value Engine was developed and Claire was instrumental in forging and developing the partnership with Rose Regeneration to make this a reality.
Claire is responsible for the Council’s wider Economic Development strategy and policy and for service and systems development to support inclusive economic growth. With a strong background working in and with the community and voluntary sector to promote skills and economic inclusion, Claire works with the area’s main voluntary sector infrastructure organisations to build the sector’s resilience and she also acts as equalities champion for the Economic Development service.
Claire has also developed several initiatives to support the environmental and low carbon agendas, including the area’s Waterways Partnership, renewables industry supply chain support and energy networks.