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Claire Deacon

Senior Associate

London, EMEA

M:+44 7500 886 290

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Claire joined Gerard Daniels in late 2022. Her appointment builds on a career working in leading global Executive Search firms that spans more than 22 years. During the past three years Claire worked with global consultancies specialising in professional services, including the appointment of sustainability and key leadership roles.

As an Executive Search Consultant, Claire brings deep experience researching and appointing board and operational roles. She combines this with a specialism for Non Executive Director placements and experience working as a Career Coach. During the past three years Claire has worked with global consultancies specialising in professional services appointments, including sustainability and key leadership roles.

Claire thinks strategically on behalf of clients and uses a meticulous and tenacious approach to consistently find the very best candidate for each role. Her warm and engaging communication style and strong listening skills, very quickly make people feel at ease.

Claire enjoys working on diverse placements, and she gets a kick out of learning about new client industries and sectors, particularly in the renewables space. She is also passionate about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and advocates for workplace neurodiversity as a member of the UKbusiness-led forum, Neurodiversity in Business.

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  • When she isn’t researching, Claire enjoys spending time with her children and weekends away.
  • Completing a triathlon and climbing Mount Snowdon are significant personal achievements.
  • Claire’s talents also extend to playing piano, for which she has achieved Grade 6.

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