Claire Baxter

Non-Executive Director of Fusion21 Ltd and Common Director of The Fusion21 Foundation

Claire is the director of Richmond Baxter Ltd, a specialist business consultancy offering support to organisations that want to change and grow without losing sight of their social mission.

She is a specialist in public policy and how this impacts business development, strategic planning and campaigning. She has helped design and evaluate services targeted at vulnerable groups including the homeless, unemployed young people, refugees and the financially excluded.

Her clients include national charities, partnerships, social enterprises, councils and health services. Claire is also independent chair of a panel tasked with promoting quality student accommodation and is trustee of contemporary art gallery.

Prior to setting up her own business, Claire worked in the local government, education and voluntary sectors for 20 years. She was director of policy and communications for a large unitary authority where she was responsible for leading several transformation reviews and developing partnership approaches to emerging issues, including the economic downturn.

Claire has a degree in Economic and Political Development, a postgraduate qualification in Research Methods, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the RSA.

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