Clare started as a runner in a commercial production company. She won won best ad of 1994 at the Royal Television Awards within her first year as a Producer. After a few years producing in commercials for a number of award winning Directors, she decided to try an alternative path, going into feature film development and production. She was Associate Producer on ‘SpiceWorld – the Movie’ in 1997.
Back in advertising production, and keen to widen her experience, she took a job at AMV/BBDO which saw the start of her career as an agency producer. In 2006 she became Deputy Head of TV at JWT (whilst also becoming the 6th most awarded producer in the world) followed by a stint at Mother. In 2011, she became Head of Operations at Havas, managing film, digital and print production.
In March 2013, Clare was approached by Google, and left the agency world to go client side, working as Head of Operations for Google Creative Lab EMEA. Lured back into advertising, she joined Ogilvy London as Chief Production Officer in June 2016. In 2017, the agency was top of the new billings rankings and shortlisted for agency of the year in December of that year.
In September 2018, Clare made her most exciting move to date – becoming Global Managing Director of Unreasonable Studios, working across seven production offices worldwide.