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Claire Skinner

Principal and Mercer DS International DEI Leader

Claire has over 20 years of experience within the pensions and investment industry and is currently a member of the UK Client Team within Mercer’s UK Investment Solutions business. Located in Birmingham, as well as being the lead consultant on a range of clients she is also a member of the client performance reporting and sustainable investment groups, contributing to the intellectual capital across both UK and European fiduciary clients.

Claire has a particular interest in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), including leading the Mercer Pride (LGBT+) business resource group globally from 2018 to 2021 and the UK diversity champions until the end of 2020.  In 2021 she was confirmed as the Mercer IS International DEI lead.

In 2018 Claire was shortlisted for the British LGBT Awards Diversity Champion, in 2019 she won the Professional Pensions Women in Pensions role model of the year and in 2020 was shortlisted for the Women in Finance role model of the year.

Claire has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham and is an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals

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