Claire Jackson is a Board Planning Director at JWT London, where she has spent the last 4 years leading global brand strategy and communications development for everything from mobile phones to multivitamins (Vodafone, Nokia, Unilever and Bayer Consumer Care)!

Prior to JWT, Claire spent 3 years at Ogilvy in Shanghai, working on the launch of BP’s first ever consumer campaign in China, Kodak’s Beijing 2008 Olympics activation programme, and her Mandarin skills.

She started her career on the WPP ‘Marketing Fellowship’ graduate trainee scheme which included rotations at the brand design agency, Coley Porter Bell, and strategic marketing consultancy, The Henley Centre.

Over time Claire has pursued her passion for causes by advising a range of charities/non-profits including Save the Children China, The Climate Group, WaterAid, the Media Trust and Aspire, a UK spinal cord injury charity. In 2007 she went to India to volunteer as a communications advisor to the CAP Foundation, a youth education charity, which was a hugely eye opening and invaluable grassroots experience.

Way back when, Claire studied History at Oxford University. She has a Scottish father, a Swedish mother, grew up in more places than she can recall and is happily at home wherever her hat is!

Claire is heading out to New York at the end of February and will be working with Plan for two weeks at the Commission for the Status of Women summit at the UN. To learn more about her project click here.