Finance Directors’ Dinner with Clare Scherrer


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Join us to hear stories from Clare’s career, how Smiths Group’s finance function operates across a company focused on security, energy efficiency and connectedness and what it’s like switching to work for a client full-time. Smiths supplies essential, high-tech solutions to numerous industries, with products including airport scanners, industrial hoses, satellite data links, mechanical seals and filtration systems. The Group has annual revenues of more than £3bn and a 15,000-strong workforce present in 50 markets. Clare joined Smiths in 2022 after a 25-year career at Goldman Sachs where she was co-head of the global industrials business and adviser to Smiths. She is also a non-executive director at French industrial group Legrand.

Event Details

Date: 15 October, 2024

Start time: 18:00 BST

End time: 21:00 BST

Venue: City of London

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Join our Finance Directors’ Dinner in the company of Clare Scherrer, the CFO of FTSE 100 engineer Smiths Group.

About Smiths Group

For over 170 years, Smiths Group has been pioneering progress by improving our world through smarter engineering. We serve millions of people every year, to help create a safer, more efficient and better-connected world, across four global markets:  Energy, General Industry, Safety & Security, and Aerospace. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Smiths employs more than 15,000 colleagues in over 50 countries. For more information visit


Clare has extensive experience working with and advising a broad range of industrial companies around the globe. She has particularly relevant experience in the sectors in which Smiths has strong positions, including energy, safety & security and aerospace. She holds a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Clare joined Smiths from Goldman Sachs where she spent more than 25 years, and was a Partner for more than a decade, and most recently Co Head of the Global Industrials business. Prior to joining Smiths, Clare had been a close adviser to the Group for a number of years, including having advised on the sale of Smiths Medical as well as having contributed to the development of the strategy announced at the November 2021 Capital Markets event. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Clare was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

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