CEO, Pure Leapfrog and Leapfrog Finance

Pure Leapfrog is a charity that enables communities to take power over their own clean energy future. We provide affordable finance, expertise and support to community energy projects, enabling them to create the clean, green and sustainable energy system that they want to see. Claire commenced as CEO of the Leapfrog Group in August 2017 having completed a masters’ degree in impact investing for biodiversity conservation. Prior to coming to the UK, Claire was CEO and Managing Director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation from 2011 to March 2016, having earlier been the Foundation’s General Manager. Before joining the Foundation, she spent eight years with Rio Tinto in global strategy and process improvement roles. Claire began her career in finance with BP in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Europe. She holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, an MA in International Relations (Environment and Development) from Oxford Brookes University and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (First Class Honours) from Victoria University in Wellington. Claire is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Honorary Research Associate with the Smith School for Enterprise and Environment at Oxford University.