Claire holds a BA (hons) degree in Education having studied at Cardiff.
Claire joined Dyfed-Powys Police in 1993, and has served in a variety of uniform roles across the Dyfed-Powys area. Her career to date has included a national role supporting the implementation of neighbourhood policing across the UK, time as the Joint Emergency Services Lead for Wales supporting resilience across the four Welsh forces, fire services and the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust, and a secondment to the local authority developing the joint community strategy.
Claire has led a number of change programmes within force and has also worked in Avon and Somerset Constabulary on secondment. Claire has been awarded the Stonewall Workplace Champion award for her work supporting diversity across Wales. She is an accredited strategic firearms and gold public order commander.
Claire was appointed as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable in 2017, and promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in August 2019.