Claire Skinner


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Claire Skinner is the partner-in-charge of the Heidrick & Struggles' London office, global managing partner of the Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability Practice, and is also a member of the Private Equity and Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors practices. Claire focuses on building executive and non-executive teams for a wide range of clients involved in alternative energy, environmental infrastructure, resource efficiency, clean technology and sustainable agriculture. She also has substantial expertise within environmental finance filling partner, senior financier and advisor positions for leading venture and private equity companies, infrastructure and asset managers, global financial institutions and professional services groups. Claire also has experience in senior sustainability appointments within major corporations, government and non-profit organizations.

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


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