Clare Twelvetrees has over 15 years' experience in the charity and public sectors in a variety of senior international strategy, planning and management roles. Most recently She was Interim CEO at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and has also worked for the Fairtrade Foundation, Partners for Water and Sanitation and the Environment Agency. Having lived and worked in Africa and Asia, Clare has a broad cross-sectoral understanding of issues related to international development including gender, trade, water, sanitation and environmental sustainability. She is passionate about tackling the root causes of suffering and fundamentally believes that a cross-sectoral approach is needed to find solutions to complex issues.