Claire completed degrees in Hotel and Catering in London and the Netherlands and has nearly 30 years’ experience working in food. This started with running the restaurants and bars of the Royal Festival Hall and has included running her own restaurants and even a pub in Deptford, South London.
For the last 16 years she has worked at Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency, where she is now the CEO, and has grown their work to include public health programmes, training programmes, co-ordinating two Sustainable Food Cities partnerships, managing community buildings, running food growing sites, training restaurants, production kitchens, cookery clubs, a wholesale fruit and vegetable service and a ready meals company. Most recently becoming the first UK importer of High-quality cassava flour from West Africa.
Claire has been on the London Food Board since its beginning in 2005, she chaired the Boroughs Sub group from 2009 until she was made Chair of the London Food Board in January 2018.
In 2016 Claire was made a Trustee of Borough Market and she is also a long – standing Trustee of the Albany Theatre which now proudly grows a lot of its own food – including eggs.