A chartered accountant, with almost 30 years’ experience in the housing sector, Clare joined the Housing Corporation in 1992 as a financial regulator and over the next 18 years progressed to become its Director of Regulation. She then became an Executive Director at the Tenant Services Authority, with responsibility for housing association regulation. Clare also worked for the Housing Corporation – leading on the financial regulation of housing associations in special measures – and in 2010 joined Affinity Sutton as Group Director of Governance and Compliance. She took up the same role at Clarion in 2016 and was appointed Chief Executive two years later. Clare is also Chair of Mayfield Market Towns in Horsham.