After a successful career in broadcasting, Clare began working as a consultant and non-executive director in 2013. She has extensive board experience across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She also mentors social entrepreneurs and female entrepreneurs who are scaling up their businesses.
“Having worked as both a radio producer and a TV producer, her executive career included over 20 years in key leadership roles in RTÉ, including as Head of Independent Production from 1993-2001, where she led RTÉ’s move into investment in drama and feature film. She was Director of Programmes Television RTÉ from 2001-2008, and Managing Director of Radio RTÉ from 2009-2013.
Her current Board positions include the Irish Times Ltd, the Digital Hub Development Agency, Business to Arts, the Dublin International Film Festival and several other Not-for-Profits. She is a former member of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, The Arts Council, and the Advisory Board of The Abbey Theatre.
As a Board Member of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, she supports the regulation of content across all broadcasting in Ireland, sustaining independent impartial journalism, and stimulating the provision of high quality, diverse, and innovative programming.
As Lead Entrepreneur with Enterprise Ireland’s Going for Growth/Continuing the Momentum programme, she supports women entrepreneurs who are serious about scaling up their businesses.
Through board positions on the National Film School, Dublin City University Industry Advisory Panel and the new DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism she supports collaboration between education and industry across several sectors. Her not-for-profit boards reflect her interest in the arts, especially film, and in diversity.