Claire is a passionate and driven individual who just wants to help people be the best version of themselves. She spent the first part of her career navigating the corporate events space before hanging up her boots to launch her own business helping to bridge the gap between corporates and charities. Inspired by the work of her husband Peter Baines, Claire became deeply engaged in the work over in Thailand and decided she could bring about greater change if she focused 100% on Hands and the operations in Australia. In February 2019, Claire was appointed General Manager of Hands Group to oversee the social enterprise that supports the charity. She has completed 19 bike rides for Hands individually raising over $150,000, and believes that all children deserve a life of choice just like she had growing up. 

Devoted wife, Mum to Burton, and the coolest Aunty in the world, Claire loves nothing more than giving every single bit of love in her to those around her.  

Dream holiday destination 


Favourite Hands Experience 

Social Venture Program 

Favourite Quote

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Weekend Whereabouts

In my farm boots cutting wood, feeding horses or pottering in the garden at our farm 

What I wanted to be when I grow up

A Lawyer 

Favourite Day of the Year 

Without a doubt Christmas Day… and then my birthday (15/2 in case you were wondering) ;)