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Claire Metcalf

Claire Metcalf

Facilities Administrator

Raised in various small West Coast fishing and mining towns of South Africa and Namibia with parents whose free-range approach to parenting meant lots of time outside exploring beaches, Claire firmly believes in the power of experiential education in moulding future generations to become influential conservationists.

Claire joined the Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Education Centre in May 2016 after almost eight years with Liberty Life Financial Services as a franchise business support administrator. With a diploma in administration and legal studies from Montrose Business College in Cape Town, in her role as the facilities administrator, she brings a high level of organisation and structure to the dynamic working environment of the Shark Education Centre.

She is enjoying every minute of the varied opportunities this role brings. In addition to seeing facilities maintenance and administration, she has become a vital part of the team, joining school groups as they learn about, explore and appreciate the ocean. She has also made it her mission to convince the education centre’s resident puffadder shy sharks to eat their food. With a family that has earned – and continues to gain – its income almost entirely from the sea, Claire has a vested interest in conserving the oceans for current and future generations. She believes that she is in exactly the right place to be able to contribute to this.