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Claire Riley

Mrs Claire Riley can be contacted via the school email or school address

Claire Riley is the Executive Director of communications and corporate affairs for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and is also communications lead for the North East’s ICS/ICP and Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Claire is a qualified marketer and has a post-graduate diploma in Marketing and a BA (Hons) in Business Management & Organisations with extensive experience in business, marketing and communications across public and private sectors and is a qualified and experienced lecturer.   Claire joined the Trust in 2010 from her role as director of communications for the North East Strategic Health Authority, previous to this Claire was the marketing manager for Northumbrian Water Ltd.  

Claire is a non-executive director for a number of local and national organisations including; Explain Market Research Ltd, Active Northumberland, Age Uk (Everyday), Helpforce and is also Chair of Governors for Ashington Academy in Northumberland. 

Claire holds the freedom of the City of London, is married with two girls, is a long-suffering Newcastle United fan and a life-long Wham! fan.