Clare Matterson is the Executive Director of Engagement for the Natural History Museum, London.
Clare has had a close relationship with the Horniman for many years having lived in South East London and visiting frequently with her twins. The opportunity to become a Trustee was a way to give back to a place that had become like a second home. With a passion for the natural world, science and culture, she brings this experience to the Trustee Board and in her role on the Remuneration and Restitution Committees. She worked for 18 years at the Wellcome Trust as Director of Strategy and Director of Culture and Society, leading many initiatives, such as co-founding Wellcome Collection and establishing the UK’s National STEM Learning Centre. She is currently Executive Director of Engagement at the Natural History Museum, and holds a variety of board positions in the research and environmental sectors, such as being a Council member of the Natural Environment Research Council and Deputy Chair of EAT Foundation. Clare was named by GQ magazine as one of the UK’s top influential women, was a Fulbright Fellow, and received a Fellowship from the British Science Association for outstanding contributions to public engagement. In 2017, she was awarded the CBE for services to public engagement with science.