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Claire Braund

Vice President

Claire is a businesswoman and social entrepreneur who co-founded Women on Boards (WOB), in 2006 on the Central Coast. She is a Non-Executive Director of WOB Australia and the WOB Group, which includes the sister company she co-founded in the UK in 2012. She is a former director of The Women's Club in Sydney and the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women.

Claire's early career was as a journalist and public relations manager. Her expertise is in communications, marketing, advocacy, writing and communication. She is a respected speaker and media commentator on equity and diversity, an informed and entertaining presenter, a renowned networker and skilled at building relationships for common benefit.

In 2011 Claire became a Churchill Fellow for her research into gender balance on boards in Norway, France and the UK. She is also a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program which further deepened her strong commitment to equity and justice. She is a lover of the visual and performing arts and the impact they have in the development of children and advancement of society.

Elected to the Board in 2016.

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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June)

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September)

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.