Claire Harvey

claire harvey

Sportswoman, Senior D&I Consultant KPMG

Claire Harvey captained the GB Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Team at the London 2012 Paralympic games and is currently a senior diversity and inclusion consultant with KPMG.

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. 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, with increased retention and attraction rates. She also successfully implemented a voluntary, cross Financial Services inclusion survey which over 4,000 organisations participated in.