The Social Kinetic

Your strategic engagement partners

Claire Cater

Social Kinetic founder Claire Cater has worked in engagement, change, healthcare and communications for too many years to remember.

She has spent her time working with and for world leaders in their respective fields, adopting the latest thinking, building a network of the best people in the business and continuing to be fascinated by what makes change really possible.

Claire leads SK and the client strategies. She thinks joined up – bringing together everything from public policy to patient perspective and social empowerment. If you read about The Social Kinetic, you’ll understand how she thinks.

Working closely and personally with our clients nationally, locally and internationally Claire brings insight gained from handling everything from international crisis management, such as Microsoft, through to engagement programmes for local health economies.

Career highlights include designing the Patient and Public Participation leadership programme for NHS leaders, behaviour change programmes for everything from A&E to smoking cessation (including the National COPD strategy), redesign and reimagination of health systems, the ‘Unmasking Liver Disease’ report that shaped in the UK liver strategy; integrated care re-design in South Devon, the international thought-leadership programme for KPMG and the communications and engagement for the award-winning NHS Change Day, resulting in the world’s largest social movement.

Prior to launching The Social Kinetic, Claire worked with Lord Bell as Group Director at Bell Pottinger where she led the public sector, behaviour change and health practice. She was a member of the Patient Engagement forum for the World Innovation Summit for Health 2013, co-authoring a report that was supported by more than 60 countries.

She has two gorgeous sons, surfs badly but enthusiastically, describes herself as annoyingly optimistic and is known to fall asleep watching a Ted Talk. Her weaknesses are cake, chocolate and social entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas.