Clare Marsden

Clare Marsden

SpecialityHead of Supplier Relationship Management, Defra group Commercial
Clare leads on building the contract and supplier management culture across Defra group. This includes setting the strategic approach to building sustainable, responsible and ethical supply chains. Increasing the value and benefit for people and the planet from the work of Government and the wider public sector has been a theme throughout her career as a commercial professional and chartered civil engineer. Currently, through providing leadership on setting policy, standards and practice to identify and manage risks in supply chains and contracts, providing training to build expertise, and implementing contract assurance to enable continuous improvement. Previously, through providing incentives for suppliers to reduce environmental impact by better managing business operations, work with investors to identify the influence of environmental data on investment decisions, and developing and constructing flood risk management projects making communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Clare firmly believes that commercial experts have a crucial role in enabling us to achieve a sustainable future.