Born in Alice and arriving to Darwin as a young visual arts and music teacher, Claire has a deep belief in the arts as the foundation of an inclusive creative community. She worked for many years as an arts educator and practitioner and have helped establish a number of key music organisations in Darwin. As the Artistic Director of Arafura Music Collective Claire is recognised in the arts sector as a highly accomplished musician, project manager and creative director. This is complemented by an extensive profile as an executive leader committed to creative and outcomes-led organisational leadership in the NT Public Service and Batchelor institute as Head of Creative Industries, Education, Health, Foundation Skills and Business. In the role of Chairperson of MusicNT Claire remains passionate about live music and the contribution music makes to the NT as place of inclusivity, diversity, creativity and innovation.