Rachel is an influential technology leader with extensive executive experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She now advises and coaches businesses, executives and tech start-ups, and is a Non-Executive Director, mentor and public speaker.
As a former CEO and current NED, Rachel understands the requirements and demands of executive leadership from both sides of the Board table. She brings that insight to her work with senior leaders, and is a champion of diversity and inclusion as a key ingredient for organisational success.
Rachel has worked in large, complex organisations including the EU and as the first Chief Digital Officer at the Department of Health. She has been a CEO of a digital skills organisation and a research institute, and is now a strategic adviser, coach, mentor, NED and a Governor of Birkbeck College. Her areas of expertise span leadership, strategy, digital transformation, healthtech, edtech, skills and inclusion.
No formal coaching qualification as yet, but over 15 years’ experience of coaching and mentoring in a range of settings and sectors.
Rachel is married to Tom, a lawyer turned playwright. She has two grown-up stepchildren and a much-loved dog, Maisie. Rachel, Tom and Maisie divide their time between north London and Suffolk.