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Dame Clare Tickell
Job description: Chief Executive at Action for Children
Areas of interest: Families and children – including relationshipsChief Executive since January 2005, Clare is responsible for one of theUK’s largest and most important charities. Clare qualified as a social worker atBristolUniversityin 1984 and has worked within a number of social care and housing organisations including Centrepoint and Stonham Housing Association. In 2011 Clare completed an independent review of the Early Years Foundation Stage on the request of Children’s Minister Sarah Teather. Clare is a member of the Public Interest General Council of the Office of Public Management and the Board of The Guinness Partnership, the social housing landlord and sits on the CVLS Honours Committee. Clare also chairs the recently established Commission into the Future of Hospice Care sponsored by Help the Hospices. Clare was awarded a DBE in the New Years Honours 2010 for services to young people, holds an Honorary Doctorate in Law from Bristol University, and is a Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute. To find out more about Action for Children, visit their website.