Claire Williams


  • Nationality: British
  • Born: 21st July 1976
  • Job description: Deputy Team Principal

Career Highlights

2013  Appointed Deputy Team Principal, Williams F1 Team
2012  Appointed Director of Marketing and Communications, Williams
2011  Appointed Head of Communications and Investor Relations, Williams
2010  Appointed Head of Communications, Williams
2002  Joined Williams as Communications Officer
2000  Press Officer, Silverstone Circuit
1999  Degree in Politics from Newcastle University

After graduating from Newcastle University in 1999 with a degree in Politics, Claire began her career in the motorsport industry when she joined Silverstone Circuit as a press officer in 2000.

Growing up in the sport, it is perhaps unsurprising that Claire would eventually enter the family business.  Working in the Race Office during school holidays, Claire was a regular behind the scenes at Williams from an early age before joining the team full time in 2002 in the role of Communications Officer. She was promoted to the role of Head of Communications in 2010, and was duly responsible for all internal and external communications surrounding Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC.

After Williams floated on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in March 2011, Claire took on the position of Head of Investor Relations to supplement her role in the communications team.

On the 1st April 2012 Claire was appointed Director of Marketing and Communications, and took a place on the company board. In this role Claire has taken the lead on partner acquisitions, marketing and communications.

In March 2013, Claire stepped up to the position of Deputy Team Principal for the Williams F1 Team. In this role Claire will work alongside Founder and Team Principal Sir Frank Williams to play a pivotal role in the day to day running and long term development of the race team.

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