Inspired in Hull on International Women’s Day: A Recipe for Global Success

Inspired in Hull on International Women’s Day
Claire Barham: A Recipe for Global Success
Monday 8 March | 18:00 UK Time | Microsoft Teams
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Join us on International Women’s Day for an ‘in conversation’ Inspired in Hull with Unilever’s Global Head of Strategy and Transformation Claire Barham (English Language and Literature, 1995).

When she’s not making strategic decisions or directing transformation at a world-leading multi-national organisations, Claire is teaching cookery at her Green Apron Cookery School which she set up, fulfilling what had been a dream of hers for many years.

Claire will be joining us for an in conversation style event with University of Hull academic Dr Claire Hookham and we’re very much looking forward to an engaging and informal discussion ranging across Claire’s many interests, experiences and ideas. We may even hear from Claire about living in Britain’s most haunted village.

Claire Barham is an outstanding graduate and we are excited that she will be joining us for the latest in our Inspired in Hull series on International Women’s Day. The series of talks aims to celebrate the stories of our successful alumni and we are delighted that as a graduate with a track record for success and the vision and ambition to achieve her goals, Claire will be joining us for an evening of inspirational conversation.

Don’t miss what promises to be a fascinating conversation and be sure to bring your own questions to put to Claire.

Claire Barham Bio

Claire Barham joined Unilever in March 2020 as Strategy and Transformation lead for UniOps – the technology and operations team that support all of Unilever.  In this role Claire is responsible for strategy and governance, change and comms, the transformation office and the programme and portfolio managers team. 

Claire has spent her career planning and delivering large scale back office transformation programmes.  She has 20+ years of experience advising and supporting companies on all aspects of their transformation programmes from strategic planning, conception / design through to implementation, run and change management.  

In 2001 Claire joined Accenture as a management consultant where she worked for 15 years, the last 5 of which at partner level.  During her time at Accenture Claire developed experience in both advisory and operational run of back office operations (Finance, HR, Procurement, IT).  During her 5 years as a Managing Director she led the UK Shared Services team and then Products Industry Group’s Finance Transformation and shared services team.  

While at Accenture Claire took a sabbatical for a year and trained at Leith’s School of Food and Wine where she achieved her diploma. Upon leaving Accenture Claire started her own cooking school called The Green Apron where she runs day classes in a wide range of cooking genres including Italian, Fish, Vegetarian, Moroccan, Baking and Thai. The school is currently closed due to the covid crisis. 

After leaving Hull University Claire lived in South West London for 15 years before moving back to north Essex where she currently lives in one of England’s most haunted villages in a house that was previously a home for unmarried mothers. In her spare time Claire loves travelling, reading, yoga, walking and history. 

Inspired in Hull on International Women’s Day
Claire Barham: A Recipe for Global Success
Monday 8 March | 18:00 UK Time | Microsoft Teams

Join the event here

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