Clare Collins is the founding Managing Director of Insight Communications, a multi-award-winning full-service public relations and communication agency since 2008. Specialising in cause, culture, community and health awareness campaigns, Clare has received national and international peer recognition winning 12 PRIA awards (2010-2016) and 2 international awards to become Australia’s first PR agency to win an AMEC International Communication Effectiveness Award (2014); and, was Australia’s first recipient of a Global Alliance COMM PRIX Award (2014) at the World PR Forum.
Clare’s multi-award-winning health and awareness campaigns include; Australia’s national Asbestos Awareness Campaign, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the pro-bono campaigns; A gift like Nun other (for Timorese Nuns) and the national Where’s William? Campaign.
Clare has developed communication awareness campaigns and strategies for the RPA Transplant Institute, the Asbestos Education Committee, the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, St Vincent’s Clinic (Sydney campus), Ability Options, Australasian Lymphology Association, Cystic Fibrosis Australia and The Big Issue.
A number of Clare’s campaigns have received recognition in Australian parliaments (state and federal) as having made significant contributions to communities. In 2015 Clare received an award from Crime Stoppers Australia in recognition of her dedication and commitment to assisting NSW Police through the Where’s William? Campaign.
In 2014 and 2016 Clare was a joint-finalist for the University of Technology, Sydney Alumni of the Year Awards in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Prior to founding Insight, Clare held executive positions with a range of not-for-profit organisations including the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation; RPA Foundation; Northcott Society, Barnardos Australia, Inspire Foundation, Reach Out! and the Australian Consumers’ Association.
Clare has presented at national and international conferences including the 2014 World PR Forum in Madrid and at Australia’s biggest annual media and marketing conference Mumbrella360 in 2017. Clare has been a regular guest lecturer on effective campaign management for the not-for-profit sector at the University of Technology, Sydney since 2011.
Having provided pro-bono support for the Bairo Pite Clinic in Timor-Leste since 2001, in 2011 Clare served on the board of the Bairo Pite Hospital, Healthcare Timor-Leste until 2013. Clare was a founding director of the National Youth Theatre Company working in partnership with the Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures (2012-2014) and is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.