Clare Woodcraft-Scott is the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Foundation, the national foundation of the UAE established by the UAE’s Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Chaired by the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Prior to joining Emirates Foundation, Woodcraft-Scott was the Deputy Director at Shell Foundation. She has over 20 years of experience working in the field of sustainable development primarily out of emerging economies. She worked first as a development practitioner, then a journalist and then as a corporate executive specializing in the areas of CSR/ social investment, government relations and stakeholder engagement.
Author of a substantial body of work, she has served as Finance Editor of the Middle East Economic Survey, a market leader in the energy sector. She has also written extensively about development in the Middle East, trends in the philanthropic and third sector and the value of social enterprises. She is frequently asked to speak publicly about the topic of talent and youth and how industry can better connect to the academic sector. In 2014 she was voted the UAE’s most influential female British citizen by a leading business magazine, Arabian Business.
She currently has multiple non-profit advisory roles.