Head of UN Foundation and Vodaphone Foundation Technology Partnership
Claire Thwaites joined the UN Foundation in December 2007; she heads the Partnership between the Vodafone Foundation and the United Nations Foundation.
Before her current role, Ms. Thwaites was based in Brussels as head of EU Affairs for Vodafone. In that role she oversaw telecommunications regulatory policy developments and political engagement with the EU institutions. Previously Ms. Thwaites led international government affairs at Vodafone, based in the UK, working with Vodafone’s subsidiaries world-wide to increase political engagement.
Prior to that, Ms. Thwaites was vice president of government affairs at Marconi and a senior manager of government affairs at Allied Domecq.
She has worked for members of the UK Parliament, the European Parliament and also in the House of Representatives.
Ms. Thwaites has a degree in political science from the University of Leicester in the UK.