Claire O’Donovan

Partner, Interim Management, Human Resources Practice

+44 (0)20 8059 4443 +44 (0)7376 806 044
Claire O’Donovan

Meet Claire

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Claire is a highly experienced executive consultant with over 17 years experience in recruitment. With a background as a HR professional at Cranfield School of Management, Claire has a deep understanding of her clients’ needs, and brings a consultative approach with a passion for providing high quality service.

A Masters graduate who studied in her native Cork and subsequently Belfast, Claire’s earlier career saw her spending 10 years with a global recruitment firm, specialising in permanent HR into the professional services sector. After 10 successful years working with her clients in London, she spent 7 years as a key member growing the interim division of an education membership organisation, placing interim senior leadership teams into the FE sector.

Claire is a keen and enthusiastic sport-lover, enjoying challenges in running, cycling and skiing events. When not doing sport herself, she spends most of her time at the sidelines of pitches following her 2 sporty boys around!

Joined the EBP team in 2021

Proud moment

I suppose my proudest moment was completing the Etape du Tour a few months after buying a bike.

Most memorable day

My most memorable day was Inferno Day in Switzerland. The perfect combination of abject terror, the rush of adrenaline launching myself off the mountain and the utter exhilaration at completing the race. Followed by drinks in the beautiful village of Murren, and a long night of laughter, fun and dancing with friends!

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I have been working as an Interim C Suite with Eton Bridge for the last six months. I contacted several similar companies when I first moved into the interim market and from my very first contact, Eton Bridge were professional, diligent and laser focused on finding me a suitable interim position. They gave me some excellent advice and were genuinely pleased to help me. I have particularly enjoyed working with Claire and believe we have built a stellar business relationship that will go on in future years.

Joanna Ramsdale Candidate