Claire Harvey

  • Claire Harvey

Claire is a Senior Diversity and Inclusion Consultant at KPMG LLP. Her function and specialization is leading the implementation of the KPMG strategy focussing on Inclusive leadership, culture and staff engagement.
Claire joined KPMG in 2014 following a successful career in both civil and public services. She worked within the criminal justice system, most notably as a Prison Governor, managing a resettlement prison that achieved a recidivism rate of 2%. She was also one of very few female Riot Commanders in operation.
In 2008, an accident left her paralysed in one leg, which meant she had to rethink her whole life. Unable to be operational in a prison, she returned to work as Young Adult Offender Policy Lead in the Ministry of Justice, making radical and significant improvements to the system. She also took on the role of NOMS Diversity champion, embedding Diversity and Inclusion into strategic planning.
In 2010, Claire joined the FSA as diversity lead and went on to become Head of Corporate Responsibility in 2011. The organisation went from being barely compliant at a Treasury Select Committee review to being in the top rankings of all benchmarking and with increased retention and attraction rates.
Claire is also a Paralympic Athlete. She was London 2012 Team GB Sitting volleyball captain and recently changed her discipline to track and field where she competes in discuss, javelin and shot put.