Claire Deuchar

Claire Deuchar was appointed as Supply Chain Director in May, Claire is responsible for defining and leading the development of the Supply Chain Strategy, as well as delivering the end-to-end transformation programme, which will help us ensure we have the right suppliers and reduce our total costs RNLI wide.

Supply Chain Director

Claire Deuchar, Supply Chain Director, standing next to Angus Watson in full lifeboat crew kit Claire joined the RNLI from BP where she had been the Global Procurement Director for BP’s retail business. This role included all aspects of the supply chain for the petrol stations, including Fuel delivery logistics, infrastructure technology and marketing.

Prior to BP, Claire was the Head of Procurement at Coca-Cola Enterprises UK leading on the engagement with logistics, marketing and manufacturing. Her final role at Coke was leading the packaging innovation team who were responsible for working across the business to bring new profitable innovations to life for Coca-Cola. This experience stands Claire in good stead when we’re looking to reduce the time it takes to produce our lifeboats or those that help us to prevent the risks and encourage greater safety for those that are immersed in the water.

Claire’s ambition to work for the RNLI comes from her passion for sailing and has for a long time respected all our volunteers that work within the RNLI whether fundraising, providing education in the community or those that are committed lifeboat or lifesaving volunteers.

As one of the RNLI’s major priorities is cost-saving, Claire’s breadth of experience will be very useful in her two-year post in helping us to make sure all our supporters money goes that bit further.