Claus has over two decades’ experience as a senior people leader with a background in both the public and private sectors.
From 2016 until March 2023 Claus worked at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust where he led on the development of the organisational values and behavioural framework and the development and implementation of their People Strategy and its alignment to the NHS People Plan and Promise. He also chaired the Culture and Leadership Network for Ambulance Services across the UK.
Nationally, Claus is involved in the ‘Future of HR & OD in the NHS’ as a member of NHS England’s People Professional Development Board. He is also a member of NHS England’s Apprentice Growth Strategy Implementation Oversight Group, contributing to the NHS workforce supply agenda, and the Department of Health and Social Care’s Messenger Leadership Review Implementation Office focusing on translating the 7 key recommendations into tangible solutions to transform leadership and management across health and social care.
Claus is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and holds a BA (Hons) in Teaching, an MA in Educational Sociology and an MSc in Leadership and Management.