Clara has extensive experience spanning the communications and charity sectors. Prior to joining People’s Postcode Lottery in 2010, Clara held senior media relations roles at Scottish Wildlife Trust, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

Before being appointed as Managing Director in May 2018, Clara held Deputy Managing Director responsibilities and was also Head of Charities which saw her manage 18 charitable trusts and develop long-term funding relationships. 

Clara also holds positions on the board of the Nationwide Foundation, the Finance and Risk Committee and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Fundraising and the Association of Chief Executives of Scottish Voluntary Organisations.