Clare joined Pegasus Group in March 2019, having gained almost three decades of public sector experience for various rural and urban councils across the West Midlands. Most recently Clare managed the Planning Policy service at Cannock Chase District Council, and prior to this was Planning Policy Manager at Lichfield District Council. These roles included significant partnership working under the Duty to Co-operate, complex negotiations and a detailed understanding of balancing the economic, social and environmental considerations in the planning process. Clare has represented councils at hearings and inquiries and in a range of other situations.
Before her work in Planning Policy, Clare managed the Economic Development service at North Warwickshire Borough Council, and prior to this worked at Sandwell Council in the Planning, Regeneration and Development Control teams. Clare has extensive experience of community engagement and participation and is especially keen to ensure that the process is inclusive, balanced and fair.