Claire Skinner

Regional Managing Partner

Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Claire Skinner is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' London office and leader of the Europe & Africa region. She is a member of the firm’s CEO & Board, Industrial, and Private Equity practices.

Claire has more than 20 years of experience building executive and non-executive teams for a wide range of clients involved in energy, utilities, clean technology, and sustainability. Additionally, she has substantial expertise within energy and environmental investment, building teams on behalf of leading venture and private equity companies, infrastructure and asset managers, global financial institutions, and professional services groups.

Claire has significant experience in senior sustainability and climate change appointments within major corporations, government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Claire led the EMEA alternative energy & clean technology practice at a global executive search firm. Previously, she was the founding managing director of a boutique executive search firm dedicated to the power and sustainability markets.

Claire serves on the Business Advisory Group of the UK Government Climate Change Committee.


Claire earned an MSc in pollution and environmental control from Manchester University and a BSc in agricultural environmental science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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