One of the health and social care sector’s most visible figures, Clare Connell has built a consultancy with deep sector knowledge, with Power Fifty members describing her as an “outstanding networker and business driver with a client list to be proud of”. Voters praised the quality of Connell Consulting’s work, with one Power Fifty member saying “she has a breadth of knowledge including financial, commercial and operational experience and when visiting assets she is fully in tune with the nature of the services”.Connell Consulting has a large and growing market share of the UK health and social care commercial due diligence market and works on several billions of pounds worth of private equity transactions each year. The business also provides strategic and operational consultancy services to the leading operators in the sector. In 2016 Connell Consulting won ‘Consultants of the year – Strategic’ at the HealthInvestor Awards. Clare graduated from Durham University and has worked in strategic consulting for almost 20 years, starting her career at the strategy practice of Accenture.