Claire has been working in communications for over 15 years, and has led teams covering media relations, public affairs, and stakeholder engagement for several household names. She currently focusses on supporting a range of clients within energy, and luxury travel on their corporate communications and media relations strategies.
Before joining SEC Newgate (formerly Newington), Claire’s career was focused in-house as external communications lead for the energy supply business at EDF Energy, advising across the consumer and B2B space, as well as supporting its brand building activity. Prior to that she spent six years working in the media relations team for the retail banking arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
Claire began her media relations career in Formula 1, supporting the McLaren Formula 1 team, their drivers, and sponsors on and off the track in all proactive and reactive media activity.
She has experience across corporate communications, reputation management, crisis communications and financial communications.
Greatest achievement – surviving four months of home schooling and coming out the end of it with a determined seven-year-old who has a deeper appreciation and love of school. Oh, and finally understanding KS1 phonics and maths as a result!