Clare Laxton


Director of Communications and Influencing, Pause
Clare is Director of Communications and Influencing at Pause, She is a charity sector lifer with proven success at influencing change at the highest levels. Before Pause she led policy and campaigning at young people's cancer charity CLIC Sargent. Specialising in getting people's voices heard, Clare has particular interest in women's rights and young people's issues. She has managed campaigning at Women's Aid where she worked on campaigns such as making coercive control a criminal offence and increased investment in refuges. Previous to this she worked in policy and public affairs at sexual health charities Family Planning Association and Brook. Clare is also a trustee of the National Children's Bureau and has over ten years of trustee experience. Outside work Clare enjoys running, cooking and listening to many podcasts. She lives in the Nottinghamshire countryside where she also enjoys walking. An avid tweeter, Clare can always be found chatting Pause, what's in the news, running and tea on @ladylaxton.