Claire joined Hearst UK 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, 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.