Claire Derrick is a founder of The Event Academy and the Academy Principal. with a career spanning over 20 years within the event industry.
Claire holds degrees from The University of Greenwich and New Hampshire College, Massachusetts, in International Business & Marketing.
After working for an international finance corporation in Boston, Claire began her UK career at the Duchess of York’s charity, Children in Crisis.This sparked an interest in the charity sector which she pursued with events in USA, UK, Europe, China, Peru, Israel, Nepal and Vietnam.
She was also an International Challenge Event specialist; creating and leading events globally.In addition to Claire’s event experience she has also held the position of Head of National Fundraising for Colon Cancer Concern.
Claire has a passion for education as Academy Principal leads the lecturing staff and is central in creating all course content as well as managing Student Services delivering pastoral care.
Claire will spend time talking to you about hopes, dreams and ambitions. She can give clear advice on how to reach career goals and discuss which course will be suitable.