Project Manager, BAE Systems Head Office ChPP
Clare has been in project management for over 20 years, mainly in defence and aerospace, supporting UK and international customers. She started as a project controller and has worked in governance & assurance, project delivery and IT Programme Management. Although mainly based in the northwest of England, she has also worked in East Anglia and has recently spent 2 years living and working in Saudi Arabia.
In 2019 Clare gained her APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) accreditation, and then started mentoring other women who would like to become Chartered.
Last year Clare was nominated to join the APM Women in Project Management SIG, and is part of a sub-group looking at mental health and wellbeing within Project Management, and women in particular. A few years ago she suffered from depression and anxiety, and until that point had never really understood mental illness and was more of a “stiff upper lip” kind of person. Project Management is a naturally stressful profession and sometimes that, along with the pressures of everyday life, can be overwhelming and it’s important that we can talk about it, help ourselves and each other.