Claire March leads Hawker Britton’s Victoria office, where she provides strategic advice to major national and international companies on how to work with government.
Claire brings with her more than a decade’s experience working with Australian governments, and has worked as a political adviser to three Labor leaders. Claire joined Hawker Britton from a senior corporate government relations position in the private sector and has first-hand knowledge of the business impacts of government decision making.
Claire is a highly respected adviser on government relations and communications in multiple Australian government jurisdictions. Her comprehensive political advisory career includes key roles as a senior policy, political or communications advisor to a Prime Minister (Kevin Rudd), a Premier (Nathan Rees) and a Chief Minister (Paul Henderson). She also served as a Deputy Chief of Staff to Stephen Conroy as Minister for Communications and Kate Ellis as Minister for Employment Participation in the Federal Labor Government.
Claire is a seasoned communications professional and was Deputy Director of Communications in the 2013 Federal election campaign. Prior to her time in political staffing, Claire worked in a variety of public sector communications roles across infrastructure, vocational education, water management and primary industries.
Claire is a regular TV political commentator, and an alumni of the long respected U.S. Department of State US International Visitor Leadership Program.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and an Associate Degree in Legal Studies. Claire is currently writing an essay on decentralisation policy.
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