Claire is passionate about making the West Midlands healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous. She was born and bred in the Black Country and is fiercely proud of the West Midlands and all it has to offer. She’s spent the last 20 years working in local government in a variety of roles, and her current day-job is within the transport sector, developing better connected routes for residents to access employment, skills and leisure opportunities. She is a strong advocate of the benefits of mentoring and has been a mentor since 1MM first launched in Birmingham and one of her mentees was a National Mentoring Award finalist in 2019. Claire is currently studying for her ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring qualification.