Claire Coryl Julia Coutinho is a British politician who has served as Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero since August 2023.
She previously served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Families and Wellbeing from October 2022 to August 2023 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People from September to October 2022. A member of the Conservative Party, she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Surrey since the 2019 general election.
Born in London, she attended James Allen's Girls' School, and studied mathematics and philosophy at Exeter College, Oxford. After graduating she worked for investment bank Merrill Lynch, conservative think tank Centre for Social Justice, industry group Housing and Finance Institute, accounting firm KPMG and as a special adviser in HM Treasury.