Dame Clare Tickell joined Hanover as Chief Executive in January 2014. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive of Action for Children (2004-2013). Clare has significant experience leading and advising voluntary organisations on children and families, and other social issues.
Her previous role was Chief Executive at Stonham Housing Association. She has also held many non-executive and advisory positions in the voluntary and housing sectors, as well as in the Social Exclusion Unit, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Department of Health and the Audit Commission. Clare chairs the Community and Voluntary Services Honours Committee and is a member of the Main Honours Committee. She also Chairs the Early Intervention Foundation.
In 2008, Clare was awarded the ‘Third sector Most Admired Chief Executive’, voted by other leaders in the voluntary sector. In 2009 she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services to young people.