Claire joined Hearst as its Chief Financial Officer in July 2015 with responsibility for shaping and directing the financial strategy of the business.
She was made Chief Operating Officer in February 2017 and, in addition to her responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer, Claire oversees several teams including operations, circulation and marketing, and business development.
Claire is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ experience. Most recently she was Director of Finance at Brighthouse, the private equity owned, rent to own retailer. Her previous roles include Regional Finance Director and General Manager for Staples and Chief Financial Officer for Hobbycraft. Claire is a qualified barrister and a Non Executive Board member of Hightown Housing Association.
I'm participating in the 2017 CEO CookOff, in partnership with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and UKHarvest. This incredible fundraising event will see the nation’s top CEOs and senior business leaders join forces with first-class chefs to cook a banquet for 100s of everyday heroes who work in our schools and hospitals, as a thank you for their amazing work.
Between now and the night itself, we’re also working towards an amazing £2 million fundraising target, which will be used to tackle food waste and provide food education to people throughout the UK. The funds raised will be donated to food waste charity UKHarvest and will be used by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to support food education schemes.
I'd love your support.
A big thank you to My Sponsors
The real heroes who are kindly supporting me achieve my goal.
Nigel Kinnaird18 Apr 2017
Julie Mccarthy04 Apr 2017
Good Luck Claire x
Terry Ross26 Mar 2017
Better late than never ! When's the cook book coming out then ?
Dawn And Adrian Rates24 Mar 2017
Well done CJ
Mario Arpino23 Mar 2017
You're a super star
Anonymous23 Mar 2017
Good Luck, you won't crumble at the challenge.
Marina (arpino) Wright22 Mar 2017
Ready Steady Cook! Good Luck Claire! Xx
Cheryl22 Mar 2017
John Hughes22 Mar 2017
Katie Esmond21 Mar 2017
Best of luck Claire! A great cause xxx
Aimee Richardson21 Mar 2017
Good luck, Claire!
Graham Goodwin Freeman21 Mar 2017
Good luck, am sure your culinary skills will be up to the challenge!!!
Julia Crawley-boevey21 Mar 2017
Best of luck! Look forward to seeing some of your cooking skills at the next Hearst bake sale!
David Thomas21 Mar 2017
Best of luck Claire!! Never thought I'd see you in the kitchen!! Keep up the great work. Best regards David
Suzanne Goodwin19 Mar 2017
Good Luck from Mum and Dad x
Bev & Rick Hershman17 Mar 2017
Wish U luck, hope u cook up a storm!! Great cause xx
Paul Linden17 Mar 2017
Best of Luck ! If you need any free cooking lessons I,m your man !
Anonymous14 Mar 2017
Go Clare!!! Love to all, love The Assor's xx
The Carr's13 Mar 2017
Good Luck Claire, we're looking forward to trying out your winning dish. xx
Anonymous13 Mar 2017
Good luck from all the family!