Claire O’Neill

Co-founder – A Greener Festival

United Kingdom

Claire is the Co Founder of A Greener Festival (AGF), Event Producer and Programmer of Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI), Creative Producer & Aerialist for Arcadia Spectacular.

After studying Music Industry Management Claire graduated in 2006 with a first class degree and pioneering research project that led to the formation of AGF, which has since assessed and accredited over 400 festivals and events worldwide on their environmental management through “A Greener Festival”, and recent expansion with The Greener Event Award. Claire formerly worked for London record labels in Licensing and New Media Management, and spent 6 years as the General Manager of the Association of Independent Festivals.

Working with a wide range of festivals and events in various management and co-ordination roles for over 10yrs, Claire has developed a broad experience of events management, production, entertainment, logistics and operations. Today Claire is internationally recognised and consulted in the field of event sustainability, delivering professional training and University lectures on the subject, as well as writing degree modules in sustainable event management.

As an aerial circus performer Claire works with companies such as the globally touring Arcadia Spectacular, as well as various TV, theatre, corporate and alternative shows. Claire performed as Mary Poppins in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, and also teaches aerial performance skills at circus schools internationally.