Claire graduated from Griffith University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Business – Accounting, and received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New England in 2004. Claire was also awarded Public Practice Certificate CPA Australia in 2012.

Claire has worked extensively with company and organisational boards, chief executive officers and audit committees.  Applying her skills and knowledge to streamline budget preparation processes, , producing long-term financial models including projecting future revenue flows and financial positions and preparing annual financial statements.

Between 2009 and 2012, Claire utilised her strategic planning expertise when undertaking finance consultancy services for Seqwater, and helped the organisation to achieve several key objectives, including the management of long-term financial modelling.

With the experience of a diverse career geographically, starting in Noosa in 2000 and providing services throughout Queensland as a financial consultant for Cook, Murweh, Boulia, Bulloo, Quilpie, Paroo and Georgetown Shire Councils, Claire brings a great understanding of financial management in regional areas.

Currently Claire is contracted to Maranoa Regional Council, Murwehand Paroo Shire Councils as a Strategic Financial Consultant.