Claire March


Director


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.

Tel: + 61 3 9034 3022
Mob: +61 4 0393 7849
E-mail: cmarch@hawkerbritton.com

Claire March