Claire Townson

Claire Townson

Director of Corporate Services

Claire is Director of Corporate Services for JRF and JRHT. She leads the specialist functions that work in partnership with all colleagues, supporting them to work effectively and efficiently as they focus on our outcomes.

This includes expertise in health and safety; technology and change; people; internal audit; internal communications; project management and business change. Working closely with finance colleagues, Claire’s team provide an enabling environment, underpinning all the activity of the strategic plan.

Claire is also Executive Sponsor for Value for Money and Disability at JRF/JRHT.

Prior to joining in 2013, Claire was HR Director for a national charity that provides services to tackle problem drug and alcohol use and worked for Motorola in a variety of senior European HR roles. Claire is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has a BA in Economics from the University of York.