Governance NZ

Claire Bourne BA

executive committee member

Claire (she|her) 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).

She is a board member of Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury, is Chair of The Period Place, Deputy Chair of St Mark's School and since 2015 Claire has been a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation.

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 was a 2022 Women in Governance Rising Star finalist.

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.