Clare was Director of Membership and External Affairs at the Royal Society of Chemistry. She replaces Ellen Pearce, who was CEO from 2011 and has chosen not to return from maternity leave.
CRAC, the independent organisation dedicated to supporting career development and active, career-related learning is a registered UK charity and has been operating since 1964.
Key current initiatives for CRAC include leading and managing Vitae, a major international programme dedicated to realising the potential of researchers, supporting those who advise on young people’s career decisions, and providing research and careers innovation to a range of sectors and client groups.
Clare Viney said:
“For the last 16 years I have worked for an organisation that recognises the importance of investing in the development of future generations and of the value of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. I am now hugely excited to take the opportunity to lead CRAC, an equally passionate organisation that believes in empowering people to achieve their career and development goals.”
Indi Seehra, Chairman of the CRAC Board of Trustees and Director of Human Resources, LSE said:
“We are pleased to welcome Clare as our new CEO at this important phase of CRAC’s development, in its provision for career support services in the UK, its international work under the Vitae programme and its membership offer. Clare’s extensive experience in Higher Education and Research will be a valuable asset to CRAC.”