Immediately prior to joining Nous, Claire was the deputy secretary, regulation in the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation; prior to which she was the acting secretary of the department. As the director of Consumer Affairs Victoria she played a significant role in a number of reforms and national initiatives including the development and implementation of the Australian Consumer Law. She has held leadership roles at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, WorkSafe and the Australian Manufacturing Council.
Claire has a PhD and a Master of Business Administration, a Diploma of Education, and Bachelors of Laws and of Arts. She was admitted as a lawyer in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Claire enjoys singing and laughing with family and friends. Her interests include how the justice system works and sustaining rural and regional communities. At home she likes to cook and write stories.