Claire Hand

Candidate for COWAN

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Claire was born in Dublin, Ireland and emigrated to Australia when she was three years old. She spent her primary school years within the City of Joondalup before returning to Ireland for a short time. She completed senior high school in Australia.

After graduation, she secured a role in the mining sector as a Contracts and Procurement junior officer. She then moved into Information Management and has spent the better part of a decade leading the implementation of document management systems in national and international projects.

She has lived in the City of Joondalup for the majority of her life in Australia, and has been an active community volunteer since her early teens, when she was part of the Joondalup Youth Advisory Council. She has since continued to volunteer in the community, and in 2021 she ran as a candidate for the North Ward in the City of Joondalup Local Elections.

“I was not motivated by an ambition to become a politician. Instead, I wanted to advocate on behalf of the people of Joondalup. My aim was to ensure that our community’s concerns and interests were being heard and addressed.” says Claire on her reason for running.

“The need for better community outcomes inspired me to become more involved at a local government level. I ran as an independent with the aim of giving the community a greater voice separate to any political agenda.”