Clare Harris

Clare Harris is the Technical Lead for Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing at the Start Network. Clare is a senior disaster risk specialist and operational disaster manager, with more than 15 years’ experience working across the humanitarian sector, academia and government. Clare has degree in International Disaster Management and Engineering and in Geophysical Hazards from UCL, focusing on the use of hazard science and forecasts for early humanitarian action. Clare has occupied technical and programme roles within a number of humanitarian agencies and spent 5 years as the global lead for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience at HelpAge International before joining Start Network in 2017. Clare leads on all technical aspects of Start Networks risk financing programs and anticipation work, including the newly launch Start Ready facility.