Clare has worked in the NHS since 1993, starting in East Cheshire Health Authority as a management trainee and moving across the county through various organisational mergers and different commissioning roles before leaving Chester in 1999 to move to Stockport Health Authority and East Stockport PCG as Head of Primary Care.
Clare worked in primary care, children’s commissioning, community services and integrated commissioning, finishing as Acting Executive Director of Primary Care and Partnerships before moving to Tameside & Glossop in 2008.
She held positions as Director of Transformation and Commissioning for the PCT and CCG before taking on a role as Executive Director of Strategic Commissioning for the Integrated Commissioning function, which was a merger of the Executive Director teams of the CCG with Tameside Borough Council.
This offered Clare the opportunity to take on a much broader place-based commissioning brief, including estates, health and work, as well as working with the new Greater Manchester Devolution team. Clare came to South Cheshire & Vale Royal CCGs in September last year and is proud to lead the organisations forward.
Clare lives in Hale with her husband Mike, two children Matthew, 15, Rebecca, 13 and two very spoilt cats, Oscar and Barney.