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Clare Burrows

Senior Vice President
New York

Clare is a Senior Vice President at Prosek and has spent over a decade working in international media and communications roles specializing in private markets. She provides strategic communications and media relations counsel to clients across a variety of sectors, including their brand building, executive visibility, M&A, fundraising and change management initiatives. 

Before Prosek, Clare led corporate communications and branding in the Americas at leading alternative investment manager Oaktree Capital Management, where she focused on media relations, speaking engagements and corporate engagement. Clare also led public relations in the US at global private markets firm Partners Group, having spent the first part of her career as a reporter and producer at PEI Group. Clare has interviewed top leaders in the private equity, credit, real estate, and infrastructure asset classes, in addition to covering M&A, fundraising, ESG and regulatory trends across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. 

Clare has specialized communications expertise in private equity, private credit, investor relations, Environmental, Social & Governance issues, and Diversity & Inclusion. She earned her MSc in Organizational Psychology from City University of London and her BA in English Literature, Politics and Spanish from the University of Newcastle.

Q & A

What are you most proud of in your career?
Having lived and worked in the three best cities in the world – London, Hong Kong, and New York.

Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I am a certified yoga instructor.

What are your greatest strengths as a communications practitioner?
The ability to distil complex concepts into simple terms; deeply understanding the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders; and staying calm in a crisis.

What is your favorite food?
Going back to my roots – dim sum!

Describe your perfect client.
One I love spending time with on and off the clock.

What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most?
Traveling, cooking and hot yoga.

What’s your favorite part of the workday?
That feeling of accomplishment at the end of a busy day.

What is your favorite quote?
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein