Claire Ward was appointed as the Chief Executive of the ICW in January 2019. She has a background in law, politics and membership organisations bringing a wide network and experience to the role as Chief Executive. She values collaborative working as a key component of successful business relationships and is keen to expand the influence of the Institute to government and public sector.
Member of Parliament 1997 - 2010
Government Minister 2005 - 2010 experience across a number of government departments and Whips Office
Extensive experience in membership organisations, predominantly in the pharmacy sector, Claire brings a wide range of experience and connections to the ICW.
Vice Chair of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Board Governor of the University of Hertfordshire.
solicitor (non practising)
Leadership Fellow - St.Georges House, Windsor Castle