Clare leads the team at Connell Consulting and is well known within the private equity and corporate finance world for her extensive knowledge of health, social care and education. After graduating from Durham University, Clare has worked in strategy consulting for 23 years at the Strategy Practice of Accenture, OC&C Strategy Consultants and then 7 years as the most experienced Engagement Manager at Candesic. In the last 9 years, Clare and her team at Connell Consulting have worked on a large volume of substantial transactions, strategic reports and operational improvement projects in the health, social care and special education markets. Connell Consulting won the LaingBuisson Management Consultant Award in 2019 & 2020, as well as the HealthInvestor Consultancy of the Year 2021. Clare was also voted Sector Expert by her peers in the 2018 and 2019 HealthInvestor Power 50.