Claire Blood

People Experience Business Partner
Wellington office

With business smarts and a ‘people’ heart, Claire loves to work right across an organisation to help connect up the ideas and talents of its people on the ground with the business’s strategic direction 

A true business partner, Claire draws on broad experience across diverse organisations to co-create solutions with leaders, managers and teams. She’s particularly good at drawing out practical ways of implementing strategic ideas and getting them moving within the organisation.

Claire’s career began with roles in enterprise education and business support. This gave her a great understanding of businesses, people and processes, which then all came together in generalist Human Resources roles from 2015.

As a people professional Claire has worked in a range of sectors, from destination marketing to electronic engineering, and in organisations ranging in size from 70 to 2,000 people globally. Originally from the UK, Claire joined us in 2020 after 18 months within the People & Capability function of a Wellington start-up, where she supported the senior leadership team through major organisational change.

Claire enjoys working with data and people metrics as much as she does delivering training or coaching managers and leaders. Most recently she has been developing her understanding of how work culture develops and shifts within organisations.

Claire has a BA (First Class) in English from the University of Reading in the UK, and an Advanced Certificate in HR from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the UK’s professional body for experts in people at work.