Claire joined SUMS in 2016 as an Associate Consultant and supports members’ portfolio and project offices through mentoring activities and by acting as a critical friend. Claire developed SUMS’ Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) compliance framework approach and undertakes reviews through comprehensive workshops. She also undertakes post-implementation reviews for SUMS clients to assess the effectiveness of projects against original objectives.
Her other projects have included developing and delivering training for senior board members and sponsors of projects and portfolios, and reviewing the structure and organisation of IT services to recommend changes for delivering sustainable, cost-effective IT.
A graduate of the University of Bristol, Claire has previous experience in the private sector with regional and global accountancy firms. As a management consultant with PwC and predecessor accountancy firm Deloitte Haskins & Sells, she led IT projects for national and international organisations, moving on to be Director of IT Services at a South West regional accountancy practice where she managed the growth of IT Services for small and medium-sized businesses.
Based in Bristol and with her two children now adults, Claire has more time to travel and attend music festivals, is an active member of choir, book and film clubs, but most of all loves just spending time with family and friends.