Claire Bourne (BA)
Claire is passionate about empowering people and communities. She is co-founder of two community initiatives: one focused on the transition into retirement (Hono Mai) and the other on connecting rural communities (Whenua Whānau).
Claire is a board member of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury, The Period Place, St Mark's School, and on the Women on Boards Executive Committee and since 2015 Claire has been a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor.
Claire’s achievements include being awarded the HRNZ Volunteer of the Year Award, selected as a Committee for Canterbury future leader, is a Global Women breakthrough leader alumni, and a 2022 Women in Governance Rising Star
Claire has focused her governance career on boards that make a difference for women and for young people. She brings her culture and capability experience and Te Ao Māori expertise to her board roles and is passionate for enabling tamariki to succeed.