Claire Pitcher is Operations Director and Company Secretary for Crossrail International.

She is responsible for ensuring the operational performance of the company as well as leading CI’s governance framework and relationship with the Department for Transport (DfT) shareholder.

Claire has 20 years’ experience working in UK central government, gaining a strong background in corporate governance and assurance, sponsorship of Arm’s Length Bodies, programme and risk management, and evidence-based policy making.

Previously, Claire held the position of Head of Performance, Assurance and Risk at the DfT. In 2013, she established the governance arrangements at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as Board Secretary. Claire has a policy background in Climate Science and GM Crops and was Deputy Head of Science at DECC and subsequently the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Claire holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Sheffield.


To contact Claire, please email

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