VP and Chief Programme Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar
Clare Shine was appointed Vice President and Chief Program Officer of Salzburg Global Seminar in 2012. She is responsible for the multi-year program strategy; it’s design, partnerships, and implementation in Salzburg and around the world; next-generation leadership development; communications and marketing; and the Salzburg Global Fellowship which straddles nearly 170 countries. Prior to joining Salzburg Global, Clare worked from 1990-2011 as an independent environmental lawyer and policy expert for intergovernmental organizations, national governments, the private sector, and NGOs. Clare is a UK-qualified barrister, an Associate of the Institute for European Environmental Policy, a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, and a bilingual French speaker and professional facilitator. Clare is also a professional journalist who was the Financial Times' theater critic in France from 2001-2011. She holds a M.A. in English literature from Oxford University, UK and postgraduate degrees from London University and the Sorbonne University, Paris, France.