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Old Stopfordian Clare Francis (OS 1994) is new President Elect


We are delighted to announce that Clare Francis (OS 1994) has accepted an invitation to become the next Old Stopfordian President.  Clare’s term of office will begin in March 2021, following the conclusion of Graham Earles’s (OS 1983) term as President.

Clare is Savings and Investments Director at Barclays and a Board Trustee for the Money & Mental Health Policy Institute.  Her background is in financial journalism with over 15 years’ experience covering consumer finance.

Clare started her career at The Times in 1999. She moved to the Independent on Sunday where she was Deputy Personal Finance Editor and then became Assistant Money Editor at the Sunday Times.  Before joining Barclays, Clare was Editor-in-Chief and Head of Consumer Affairs at MoneySuperMarket. She was one of MoneySuperMarket’s main spokespeople, regularly appearing on TV and radio as a consumer finance expert.

Clare has contributed in recent years to the Stopfordian community; sharing her expertise in school with pupils and at a London Old Stops’ event.