Claire is the National President of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
She is a Melbourne-based textile designer, design educator and Programs Manager of the Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) and Bachelor of Textiles (Design) (Hons) degree programs in the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University, Melbourne.
In addition to being the current DIA National President, Claire is also a DIA Director and Chair of the DIA’s National Advisory Council. She collaborates with the team at the DIA to deliver trans-disciplinary events, programs and activities for design professionals with a focus on enabling them to enjoy their working lives, succeed in the business of design and advance the reputation of Australia as a Design Nation. Her wide-ranging experience in the fashion and textile industries encompasses design education, advocacy, commercial and bespoke design services, trend forecasting, visual merchandising, marketing, product development and retail operations.