Claire Handby joins Deloitte as a Director in the firm’s Real Estate practice; she joins the firm from EY where she was a Senior Manager. Handby will be based out of the firm’s Manchester office and will mainly focus on driving innovation for infrastructure and construction in the UK.
Prior to working at Deloitte, Claire Handby worked at EY for more than eight years, in her most recent role as a Senior Manager at the firm’s Manchester office. Previously, she worked for Mace Group, in her most recent role as a Senior Project Manager. Earlier in her career, Claire spent four years at Laing O’Rourke, mostly as a Senior Planning and Resources Manager in the firm’s Infrastructure Package division; two years at Laing Management, in the firm’s Construction Management Graduate Programme; and just over a year at McCarthy & Stone as a Sub Site Agent.
Handby holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. She is a Chartered Construction Manager from the The Chartered Institute of Building and a Member of the Association for Project Management.
Handby joins Deloitte as a Director in the firm’s Real Estate practice. She brings more than 18 years of experience to the firm, and takes responsibility for implementing performance improvements offerings for private and public sector clients to drive growth. Working from the firm’s Manchester office, Handby will also be working to partner with start-ups and tech companies to drive new innovations in infrastructure and construction.
Peter Wilkinson, Lead Partner at Deloitte Real Estate, says, “Claire’s ‘Big Four’ experience combined with her core background in construction and infrastructure is a unique blend, and gives us a substantial boost as Deloitte Real Estate continues to drive innovation and superior programme delivery for clients across the UK.”
Handby says, “The North West has the potential to be the anchor to drive performance improvement across the UK’s real estate, infrastructure and construction sectors. The region is home to a host of talented people, start-ups and technology companies that can inspire and embrace innovation. Through these networks and collaboration, I am confident that Deloitte will continue to be a market leader in enhancing performance and make a tangible difference to our clients in this exciting location.”