Based in the UK, Claire has been working in the luxury travel industry for 30 years. She has held executive positions in some of the UK’s top luxury travel companies whilst maintaining a global portfolio of personal clients, from all walks of life.
Having travelled extensively as a child, due to her father’s military career, Claire started her working life in the political arena and then in merchant banking – but travelling was her passion and was always going to end up becoming her way of life.
There is nothing that fazes Claire! Throughout her career, she has heard everything…. and then organised it! From the Polar Regions to the Marquesas, from the outback of Australia to the Southern Alps of New Zealand; the depths of Peru to the plains of Africa…..or if you just fancy relaxing on a beach in Barbados or the Maldives, then there is nothing that Claire can’t arrange.
On a personal note, Claire has 18-year-old twins – Teddy and Georgia, who have travelled with her since they were four months old and who loved testing out all the facilities. Now, in her spare time, she is renovating a 300-year-old farmhouse in France with her partner – another labour of love that includes a very different type of travel – a ferry!
“I’m very passionate about travel – especially experiential travel and many of my clients are too. For me, taking people out of their comfort zone to have a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience is what my job is all about. The thrill of hearing the amazing feedback from my client’s experiences is what makes my job so worthwhile, plus along the way, many of them also become involved in conservation, which is very close to my heart.
“My motto has always been to ‘Travel as you were destined’ and I’ve never looked back…….”