Claire McCarthy


Claire McCarthy

The way we work here is designed to deliver value for money for clients and great outcomes for communities – we scour the issues, bring in different skillsets as needed, and turn around high-quality, relevant solutions and material. It’s people first - supporting team members, our clients and our community.

Core skills

Social and sustainable outcomes, stakeholder engagement, writing and communication, market intelligence, organisational change.

Claire is an experienced social outcomes practitioner who has worked in social procurement and tendering since joining Height in 2017. Her background incorporates communications, stakeholder engagement, marketing, and journalism.

Claire manages social and sustainable outcomes projects for clients including Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Auckland Council, Kāinga Ora, KiwiRail and the Ministry of Education. She also supports the Māori business uplift programme through our funding agreement with Te Puni Kōkiri.

Claire started her career as a journalist in the education sector, where she won two Qantas Media Awards including Junior Feature Writer of the Year.

She was marketing manager for Middlesex University Business School in London and a communications and engagement manager for Unitec in Auckland.

Claire has a Bachelor of Communication Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management. She is currently undertaking the NZ Diploma of Construction Management.

A busy mum, Claire loves eating out and is also an occasional food writer.