Claire Skinner


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Claire Skinner is the partner-in-charge of the Heidrick & Struggles' London office, and global managing partner of the Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability Practice. Claire is also a member of the firm’s CEO & Board Practice, Industrial and Private Equity practices.

Claire brings over 20 years of experience of building executive and non-executive teams for a wide range of clients involved in energy, utilities, clean technology, and sustainability. Additionally, she possesses substantial expertise within energy & 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 also has significant experience in senior sustainability & 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 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.