Claire founded Ashby Associates in 2007 to provide bespoke internal audit and consultancy services to the arts and culture sector. She undertakes the majority of Ashby Associates work although uses other senior consultants and specialists from time to time.
Claire is a chartered Internal Auditor and chartered accountant (ICAEW) with over 20 years internal and external audit experience. Claire has implemented risk based internal audit arrangements in many of the UK’s leading performing arts organisations. Claire is also an independent member of the Audit and Performance Committee for Arts Council England.
Claire’s career history includes extensive experience of delivering internal audit in a number of sectors as she has held senior level audit positions in media, insurance and charity organisations. Her previous posts include Head of Operational Audit at the BBC and a senior audit manager at Aviva.
Claire also undertakes quality reviews of internal audit functions for the Institute of Internal Auditors advising Audit Committees on fit for purpose assurance services. Her experience includes leading reviews of internal audit functions at PwC, the Government Internal Audit Agency and Department of Culture Media and Sport.