Synectic are excited to introduce Claire Smith, who joined our Business Advisory and Consulting team in November. Claire specialises in business performance advice, management consulting, risk & governance, and internal audit.
Claire is an experienced senior executive and accountant with almost 20 years’ experience across the private and public sectors, including almost seven years with Cradle Coast Authority as the Deputy CEO. She has a diverse work history which goes beyond traditional accounting and finance roles and spans the hospitality, recruitment, resource consulting and local government sectors.
Highly driven, Claire is a fellow of CPA Australia, has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), an Advanced Diploma of Business Management and is a graduate of the 2019 Tasmanian Leaders Program. She is an active contributor to her professional body, CPA Australia, as a Tasmanian Divisional Councillor and Chair of the North West Regional Member Network. Claire an independent member of the Department of Treasury and Finance Risk Management Committee and a volunteer board member and Treasurer for the Devonport Football Club.
Claire’s key strengths include leadership, strategy and business development, stakeholder engagement, project management, financial reporting, management accounting and governance. She also has an extensive background in risk management, quality assurance, compliance, human resources, workforce development, economic development and digital transformation.
Claire is passionate about business performance and improvement and building lasting relationships which add value to businesses and the community. She cares deeply about strong, effective and empathetic leadership and is committed to enabling positive change while supporting and inspiring others to reach their potential.