Claire Gibbard

“I am looking forward to seeing the enthusiasm the pupils have for how we can improve our planet and supporting them to develop their big ideas.  It’s important that we encourage innovation and creativity as the pupils are the driving force for our future.”

What do I do: As the Employee Director at Mears, I promote and participate in initiatives to generate ideas to improve the business, how our strategies and business agenda can impact our employees, and ensure all employees interests across the organisation are reflected and represented. What I like about my job is that I get to speak all areas of our business and promote our values and culture as well as the opportunities for employees to be involved in decision-making locally.

A bit about me: I have a dog called Ernie who I love to take for long walks on the South Downs and have even taken him kayaking along the River Avon and up mountains in Wales! I’m a big foodie- enjoy cooking as well as going out for meals to try new foods and flavours and have been known to eat large amounts of ice cream! I also enjoy gardening and would love to eventually have a vegetable patch.

Region: North England