Claire is a businesswoman based on the NSW Central Coast. She co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and in the UK in 2012 following a career in journalism and public relations. An experienced Non-Executive Director on small businesses and large Not-For-Profit organisations, Claire has significant expertise on board governance in many other sectors. Claire is also a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program which has led to a lifelong interest in affordable housing and related social issues, particularly those impacting women and children. Since 2020 she has served on the board of Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd, a registered Community Housing Provider operating crisis accommodation refuges across the region for people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or experiencing domestic and family violence. Elected to the Board in 2016k, Claire is a lover of the visual and performing arts.

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Tracie is a senior business and finance professional experienced in the SME sector. She has been a member of several leadership teams guiding strategy for financially sustainable businesses.  She holds an executive position with Macarthur Group Holdings and brings exceptional skills in strategic planning, financial management and program delivery to the board. Tracie started learning piano at a young age and for over 30 years has been teaching private students of all ages. She has previously studied clarinet and continues to study classical singing with regular performances with the Sydney Philharmonic choirs.  Tracie was elected to the Board in 2019.   

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HILARY DAY | Chair of Teaching and Music Committee

Hilary graduated as a physiotherapist from Cumberland College of Health Sciences and has worked for the Central Coast Local Health District for 17 years and Residential Aged Care for 17 years. She is committed to providing free public health services to the residents of the Central Coast and brings to the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music (CCCM) Board her skills as a coordinator gained through wide teamwork experience. In her music profession, Hilary achieved her diploma in cello and was employed as the cello tutor at the Central Coast Grammar School for 18 years, as well as many years teaching privately.  She believes that giving children and adults the opportunity to play music creates joy and social harmony and benefits all learning areas. She is Assistant Principal Cello of the Symphony Central Coast (SCC), which has a close association with the CCCM. She has served on the Management Committee of the SCC and its predecessor for 34 years, including 13 years as President. Her experience in managing and maintaining a thriving community orchestra is valuable to the Conservatorium.  Hilary was elected to the Board in 2010.    

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