Born in Jersey, Claire joined a local trust company on leaving school where she worked in administration, tax and accounting. She studied ICSA certificate, ACCA and also obtained her degree with Oxford Brookes University through study with BPP and other local training providers. While working as an accountant, Claire also spent evenings teaching dance classes so a natural career change was to move into teaching accounting and during 2015 Claire moved to London and joined BPP UK.
While in London Claire taught a range of Professional Qualification papers as well as being lead tutor on a bespoke university programme. Claire also wrote course material for Financial Reporting papers and completed a qualification in Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Higher Education. After 5 years in London Claire returned to Jersey with her family and joined the BPP International Finance team teaching Financial Reporting and Tax papers.