Claire Neale

Portfolio Director, Water – Western Canada, Cities & Development, AtkinsRéalis

Claire is an environment and sustainability consultant based in the AtkinsRéalis Vancouver office. She is the is Water Market Portfolio Director for Western Canada and focuses on water infrastructure and environmental services.  

Claire has a broad ranging skillset developed over 20 years of experience in the UK water industry and environment sector. She has worked in government, regulator, private sector, consulting, water utilities and in large cross-sector collaborations and delivery alliances. Her key strengths lie in understanding organization, client and community needs, and identifying technical linkages and strategic opportunities to drive integrated solutions that deliver outcomes for a more sustainable future, with enhanced natural and social value, connecting communities and improving liveability.

In her current role as a Portfolio Director for Water at AtkinsRéalis, she is focused on systems thinking and asset optimization, working alongside engineers to deliver climate resilient infrastructure. She is passionate about embedding nature enhancements into infrastructure projects to outcomes for sustainability, climate resilience, natural value and social value. 

Speaker Sessions

Keeping Our Heads Above Water: Navigating Water Strategies for Your Organization

  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Zita Botelho Director, Watersheds BC
Kirsten James Senior Program Director, Water, Ceres
Polina Emelianova Americas Go to Market Lead, Energy and Sustainability, Microsoft
Kate Rich Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Division, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas
Claire Neale Portfolio Director, Water – Western Canada, Cities & Development, AtkinsRéalis