Claire Ferres Miles


Director City Strategy and Place, City of Melbourne

Claire joined the City of Melbourne in May 2018 as Director City Strategy and Place and more recently as Interim Chief Executive Officer.  Previously Claire has held executive roles in Local Government, Victorian Government, Transport for London and in the private sector, and is highly regarded for her collaborative leadership, authentic community engagement and innovative partnerships. These partnerships have led to breakthroughs in government policy in affordable housing, sustainability, transport and planning – to design and deliver beautiful places for people that are inclusive, prosperous and healthy.

Claire is passionate about achieving public value, with demonstrated experience in developing high performing teams and service reform, with a strong commitment to leading a safe, equitable and fun workplace. In 2017 Claire was recognised as a ‘Top 50 Woman in the Victorian Public Sector’. She has a Master of Transport, a Master of Traffic, a Bachelor of Planning and Design with majors in Landscape Architecture/ Urban Design and is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.