Claudia Jaksch, MBA

Director of Business Development and Strategy

Claudia is Policy Connect's Director of Business Development and Strategy

Claudia joined Policy Connect's sustainability team in 2014 and took on its leadership in 2016. She is a seasoned policy expert with longstanding experience in stakeholder engagement, policy analysis, policy development and achieving policy impact in the UK and at an international level. Claudia became Policy Connect's Chief Operating Officer in July 2016, leading on strategy development and implementation, impact and performance management, human resource management, financial monitoring and reporting, governance and compliance. Claudia served as Policy Connect's interim Chief Executive from September 2021 until January 2022 and is now the organisation's Director of Business Development and Strategy.

Claudia holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a Masters degree in International Political Economy from King's College London and a Bachelor's degree in European Studies from the University of Passau, Germany.

Claudia regularly returns to Warwick Business School as a guest lecturer and also currently serves as a panel member expert for the Capstone Project Module at King's Business School, supporting undergraduate students through a series of workshops, lectures and mentoring sessions on contemporary business issues in the context of the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.

Claudia is a board member of the charity Carbon Copy and supports the organisation's work on public engagement and local action to tackle the climate crisis as a trustee.

Her past experiences include working for Stakeholder Forum, an international organisation dedicated to advancing sustainable development at a global level, as well as roles at the central bank in Germany and in the private sector in Spain.

claudia.jaksch [at] policyconnect.org.uk