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Claire McAllister

Head of Major Initiatives

Claire McAllister

Claire McAllister

Claire McAllister is SIPRI's Head of Major Initiatives. Before, she was the Project Lead for the Environment of Peace 2022 initiative. Before joining SIPRI Claire spent 12 years as a Civil Servant in the UK Government, most recently as the Deputy Director with responsibility for maritime environment policy.

In 2018 she led the UK delegation that agreed a global climate deal for shipping at the International Maritime Organization and in 2019 oversaw delivery of the first ever UK Clean Maritime Plan. Her experience spans domestic and international policy making, EU, UN and commercial negotiations and delivering large-scale infrastructure projects. During her time as a civil servant she was seconded to the European Commission and the UK ports industry.

English, Swedish, French, Italian

BA European Studies and Modern Languages, (French and Italian), University of Bath; MA European Political and Administrative Studies, College of Europe, Bruges

United Kingdom
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