Dame Clare Tickell

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    Dame Clare Tickell

    Chief Executive

    Hanover Housing Association

Dame Clare Tickell is CEO of Hanover Housing Association, one of the UK’s leading national providers of housing and services for older people.

Previously Clare was Chief Executive of Action for Children. In 2010 she was asked by the Children’s Minister to carry out an independent review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Clare qualified as a social worker at Bristol University in 1984 and worked for social care and housing organisations including Centrepoint, and Stonham Housing Association. 

Clare was a commissioner on the RSA 2020 Commission into Public Services.  She is a former Board Member of Guinness, a Fellow of the RSA and Chair of the CVLS Honours Committee.  From 2011-2013 she Chaired the Commission on the Future of Hospice Care, and more recently, in November 2014 became Chair of the Early Intervention Foundation.  Clare also led on the Peer Review of the LGA early in 2015.  

In her spare time Clare enjoys swimming, reading, cycling and art.