Dr Claire Souch is currently an independent consultant focusing on disaster and climate risk modelling and finance for low income countries, to increase societal resilience to disasters. She advises on many aspects of catastrophe model development, usage and the impact of climate change, with extensive technical and commercial experience gained from working in the global re/insurance sector for over 20 years. Claire has held previous positions as head of development at AgRisk for crop insurance, global head of model development and evaluation at SCOR Global P&C Reinsurance, and SVP of Model Strategy at RMS. She serves on multiple industry task-forces on catastrophe and risk modelling, and is frequently invited to speak on topics such as climate change and catastrophe risk, model uncertainty, and the role of disaster risk finance in broader risk adaptation strategies. Claire holds a BSc in Environmental Science and a PhD in drought impacts on crop growth from Cranfield University.