Claire Hitchcock

Director, Community Partnerships, Europe and EMAP, 

Claire joined GSK in 2001. She leads GSK’s community partnerships programmes in the Europe and EMAP (Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific) regions, working with the businesses to implement programmes that are integral to GSK’s Global Health Strategy.  Claire is responsible for a wide range of initiatives, including GSK’s commitment to invest 20% of the profits we make in the world’s poorest countries back into improving healthcare infrastructure, PHASE (Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education) and our global humanitarian response and product donations programme. 

Claire has wide experience of business/community partnerships and held senior roles in Diageo, Prudential and IBM, as well as working for government and non-profit organizations Claire is former Vice Chair of the Partnership for Quality Medical donations (PQMD), a unique alliance of non-profit and corporate organizations committed to bringing measurable health impact to underserved and vulnerable people through active engagement with global partners and local communities.  In 2012 Claire was proud to be named a BITC Gamechanger! 

At Responsible Business Week 2014 Claire will be speaking at the session International disaster relief: Reactive to proactive business response.