About Claire Smith

Claire Smith

Claire Smith

CH Smith Consulting Ltd is run by Claire Smith. A former senior diplomat, during an unconventional career she worked in China, Pakistan, Germany and Switzerland for the UK government, a major Swiss bank, the UK Cabinet Office and the German Foreign Ministry.

Claire set up her consultancy at the end of 2013, following a long career with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Drawing on her experience of policy formulation, risk, international relations and good governance, she now provides consultancy services to private companies, individuals, public sector and not-for-profit clients in the UK and internationally. Recent international activities include training, briefing and advisory work in the UK, West Africa, the Middle East and China. Claire speaks German, French and Mandarin.

CH Smith Consulting offers targeted, focussed, tailored services to solve your problem, recognising that people, situations and circumstances differ. Recognising that your situation, your needs, your problems, your circumstances are unique, CH Smith Consulting listens first. Then the conversation can begin, in confidence, about what is right for you and your organisation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk Management and Negotiation

  • Crisis Management

  • International Business, Risk and Security Operations

  • Strategy Formulation

  • Governance, Ethics and Compliance