Claire Callanan was appointed to the board in December 2018 and became Company Secretary in June 2019. Claire is a partner in Beauchamps’ litigation & dispute resolution team, where she works with major financial institutions, owner-managed businesses, multinational companies and State bodies, and has extensive experience in the financial services, healthcare, and public sectors. She has strong expertise across a range of areas including administrative and constitutional law, banking, contractual disputes, company law, insurance law, construction, employment and equality law.
Claire is known for her work in regulatory law and was involved in several significant cases including the first prosecution under the Charities Act 2009.
She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 1999. She is a founder mentor of the joint Law Society and Bar Council ‘Law and Women’ mentoring programme which is in its third year. She obtained a Certificate in Charity Law, Governance and Trusteeship from the Law Society, and the course was run by the Law Society and The Wheel.
She was appointed chairperson designate of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board in January 2019.