CRAC director

Clare Viney CSci CChem FRSC

Chief Executive Officer

Clare took up the role of Chief Executive Officer of CRAC in October 2016. A strategic leader with over 20 years' advocacy, policy and external affairs experience, Clare is a Chartered Scientist and Chemist with extensive experience in the science community and not-for-profit sector. She is passionate about investing in future generations and those from diverse backgrounds and experiences, empowering people to realise their potential and achieve their career and development goals.

Prior to her role at CRAC Clare was with the Royal Society of Chemistry for 16 years in a variety of roles in membership, fundraising, science policy, communications and latterly leading Membership and External Affairs. Her role ensured that the Royal Society of Chemistry remains the most influential voice for chemistry in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Clare has a BSc and MPhil in chemistry from the University of Sheffield and currently sits on the QAA Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers, Technician Commitment Steering Board, Employability Board of the University of Sheffield and is Chair of the External Advisory Board of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Southampton. She is also a Director of ELRIG, a not-for-profit organisation serving the life science & drug discovery communities.

Clare Viney CSci CChem FRSC