Claire Curtis-Thomas

Claire Curtis-Thomas

Chief Executive, The British Board of Agrément (BBA)


Claire Curtis-Thomas graduated in Mechanical Engineering from University College, Cardiff, MBA from Aston University and an honorary PhD in Technology.

She gained experience with Shell UK, followed with roles at Birmingham City Council, as Head of Corporate Affairs and Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council Laboratories, then returned to university life as Dean of the Engineering and Business Department of the University of Wales, Newport, before moving into politics when she was elected as MP for Crosby.

During her time in parliament, Claire championed issues on behalf of the construction industry and sat on three select committees, and founded the Construction & Development Partnership, a charity dedicated to bringing schools and education to the children of Sierra Leone.

Claire joined the BBA in 2013 and remains committed to the eradication of discrimination and breaking down the boundaries which preclude people from reaching their potential.