Claire Mason

Claire Mason

Chief Executive Officer

Claire is a born entrepreneur and innovator. She worked on her first business at 14, published a book at 25 and aged 30 founded Man Bites Dog – a multi-award-winning thought leadership consultancy with global reach.

Man Bites Dog specialises in working with intelligent organisations at the nexus of technology, professional and financial services to deliver visionary global marketing programmes to build reputation, deepen relationships and generate revenue. Claire has developed future-oriented global research and economics-based campaigns on subjects from the future of work and the rising stars of global trade to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, entrepreneurship and the levers of growth.

With more than twenty years’ experience leading global strategic marketing and thought leadership programmes, Claire develops strategic positioning and signature global campaigns for the world’s smartest organisations, including the Big Four, top ten global law firms, Korn Ferry, BP, S&P Global, Standard Chartered and Google.

Claire is an experienced keynote speaker on topics including global trade, the future CEO, entrepreneurship and diversity and inclusion. She is currently campaigning to close the Gender Say Gap® – the underrepresentation of women and other diverse groups in business and in public life – by increasing the visibility of thought-leading diverse experts.

With a strong interest in investment for growth and the ideas economy, Claire holds Board Directorships at organisations including Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Greater Brighton Economic Board and the Managing Partners’ Forum. She is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at The British Library.

Man Bites Dog has won more than eighty national and global awards from Best Place to Work to Best Global Campaign and Claire has also been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing as Female Marketing Leader of the Year. Claire has an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and a research MA with distinction from York University, with business education from Cranfield School of Management and Saïd Business School, Oxford.