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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
1-1 Lessons Wed 27/1 to Thur 1/4
Sat Strings Ensembles Sat 6/2 - Sat 26/3
CCYO & Ext program Tue 9/2 - Tue 30/03
PWE & SWO Wed 10/2 - Wed 31/03

Term 2
Monday 19/4 to Saturday 26/06 

Term 3
Monday 12/7 to Saturday 18/09

Term 4
Monday 05/10 to Saturday 18/12



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.