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Claire Chidley (MA, MBA) is a leading creative thinker, teacher, author, coach and an international public speaker and facilitator.

She works with a ‘creative twist’ that aims to engage, inspire and inform people into new ways of thinking, planning and acting for the 21st Century and is passionate about engaging communities to help shape their future.

Claire works with the corporate, public and not-for-profit sector, supporting local authorities, the higher education sector, housing associations, National Parks and charities to improve their awareness and impact of personal and collective leadership.       


She is an Associate member and coach at the Society of Local Government Chief Executives and Southeast Employers.  In addition, Claire has been an Associate Trainer at MIND and an Arts Council England consultant.

Prior to that, Claire worked as a Partner in Comedia with Charles Landry and Phil Wood, advising world cities on regeneration using culture and creative industries as key drivers. She was also Corporate Director for Test Valley Borough Council and worked in local government for 20 years in Poole and the London Borough of Enfield.

Her clients include:

  • Royal Society of Arts

  • Caffé Nero

  • Mary Kay

  • REEL Cinemas

  • Radian

  • Rosebery Housing

  • Hampshire County Council

  • Guildford Borough Council

  • Eastleigh Borough Council

  • East Hampshire District Council

  • Havant Borough Council

  • Bracknell Forest Council

  • Wirral Borough Council

  • Higher Education Authority

  • New Forest, Exmoor and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities

  • NuYu Leisure

  • West Sussex County Council

  • Winchester Cathedral

  • Gas Safety Trust

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting Association.


Claire Chidley
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