Until her retirement in August 2008, Mrs Clark had for ten years been Headmistress of Hunterhouse College, Voluntary Grammar School. She is currently appointed as a member of the council of the University of Ulster and serves on the Organisational Development Committee.

Mrs Clark is also a member of the Governing Body of the Southern Regional College where she is Chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Staffing and Audit Committees. She receives no payment for this appointment. Mrs Clark brings to her role on NIPEC her professional experience which includes extensive leadership and resource management skills in a variety of educational environments.

She has the appropriate knowledge and experience to be able to support the organisational structures that work to ensure excellence in practice and education for nurses and midwives, both in their initial training and through their continuing professional development.