Born: 21st July 1976
Job description: Deputy Team Principal
2016 - Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to Formula One
2016 - Vice President of the Spinal Injuries Association
2013 - Today - Deputy Team Principal, Williams
2012 - Commercial Director, Williams
2011 - Head of Communications and Investor Relations, Williams
2010 - Head of Communications, Williams
2002 - 2010 - Communications Officer, Williams
2000 - 2002 - Press Officer, Silverstone Circuit
1999 - Graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in politics
Growing up in Formula One, Claire unsurprisingly had a passion for the sport from an early age, but it wasn’t a foregone conclusion that she would follow a career at Williams. She entered the sport after graduating from Newcastle University in 1999 with a degree in Politics and joined Silverstone Circuit as a press officer in 2000.
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. On the 1st April 2012 Claire was appointed Commercial Director, taking the lead on partner acquisitions, marketing, brand and communications. At the same time, Claire was appointed a member of the Board.
In March 2013, Claire stepped up to the position of Deputy Team Principal for Williams. In this role Claire has full responsibility for the day to day running and long-term development of the race team while also representing the Williams family’s majority and controlling shareholding of the Williams Group of companies on the Board.
Claire was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s 2016 Birthday Honours List in recognition of her services to Formula One.