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Claire Stapleton,
Group Head of Real Assets


Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Claire leads the Real Assets offering at Aztec Group, with overall responsibility for ongoing development and delivery of client services, overseeing relationship management, operations and business development activity. She is also responsible for developing and implementing the Real Assets strategy, enhancing operational efficiency and effectiveness while driving continuous growth and innovation of the Group’s services.

Background and experience

Prior to joining the Group Claire spent four years at Bank of New York Mellon, most recently in the role of Global Head of Real Estate Accounting, overseeing the fund accounting and operations team for the Global Real Assets line of business. Prior to that, she was Vice President and Head of the Real Assets team at State Street International (Ireland) Limited.


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (Chartered Accountant)
  • Diploma in US GAAP – Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • Diploma in IFRS – Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • Degree in Law and Accounting – University of Limerick

Outside of the office

Claire enjoys spending her time off with her husband & three children, particularly travelling with them to different countries. She is an avid reader & loves a good biography.

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