Claire Tunley is the Chief Executive of Financial Services Skills Ltd, appointed in May 2020.
Prior to this role, Claire was Head of Skills Policy at City of London Corporation leading on skills and talent policy. In this role, Claire was seconded to the Financial Services Skills Taskforce as subject matter expert on skills; led the creation of a sector deal on apprenticeships between the Professional Business Services Council and government; worked with the Government Equalities Office to create an action-based guide on supporting women’s progression in the work place; and created an innovative partnership with local schools to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain a professional financial services qualification.
Claire has worked in skills and economic development in both local and central government roles for over 20 years. Claire is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and is a governor of a secondary academy located in an area of deprivation and is the nominated lead governor for careers.
Claire has an MA(Hons) in Town Planning from Heriot-Watt University.
Alessia is a Senior Consultant within the EMEIA FSO People Advisory Services team, aligned to Workforce Advisory Team.
Alessia joined the consulting practice in 2015 as a transition from the EMEIA FSO Talent team where she worked for about a year.
Alessia supports financial services organisations to deliver large scale business transformation programmes to reduce costs and improve performance. She specialises in change and communications and has also worked across a range HR Transformations and Learning engagements for a broad range of clients.
Since October 2020, Alessia has been seconded to the Financial Services Skills Commission, supporting the delivery of the Commission’s initiatives.
Alessia holds a MSc in Occupational Psychology from Goldsmiths University of London and her professional qualifications include occupational and personality psychometric testing (BPS accredited), and Hogan Assessment System.
Joshua is a chartered accountant (ICAEW) who has worked in the FS Tax Private Client team since joining PwC in 2016. Joshus specialises in UK and US personal tax, assisting high net worth individuals, mainly across the private equity sector, with their tax compliance. Joshua has experience advising clients on various topics including luxury asset purchase, expatriation and trust compliance.
Prior to PwC, Joshua worked as a Science Teacher in a secondary school in Worcester, as part of the Teach First programme.
Joshua is currently on secondment to the Financial Services Skills Commission, supporting the Commission workstreams.
Joshua has assisted the Resurgo Spear programme which helps young people facing disadvantage into work or education, and was a Teach First Futures mentor, supporting 6th form students from Teach First schools into Further Education.
Joshua has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology, and a PGCE, both from Birmingham City University.
Sarah Jane joined the Commission in July 2020 and focuses on policy, research and data analysis. Sarah Jane was previously a senior manager at City of London Corporation where she managed a diverse range of projects in the Square Mile, and was latterly a manager at Deloitte.
Sarah Jane has private, public and third sector experience and Masters of Science in Anthropology and Research from University College London.