Rachel is an accredited coach, mentor and business adviser to senior executives and Boards. Her executive career as a leading technology leader focussed on digital transformation, strategy, leadership, healthtech and digital inclusion.
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 equality, diversity and inclusion as a core ingredient for organisational success. A major area of focus based on her own professional experience is what it means to be a leader in an increasingly digital world. Rachel practises across the full spectrum from pure coaching to mentoring and consulting.
Rachel’s career spans the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in the UK and internationally. She has worked in large, complex organisations including the EU and as a senior civil servant in the UK. She is a former CEO, and was the first Digital Head of Profession and Chief Digital Officer at the Department of Health. Rachel is a Governor of Birkbeck, University of London, a Non-Executive Director (NED) for TPXimpact plc, a former Chair and Board member of Digital Leaders, and sits on the Boards of the Academy of Social Science’s Campaign for Social Science and Digital Health.London. Rachel is a frequent speaker at UK and international conferences, has appeared regularly before parliamentary Select Committees, is a frequent judge of digital awards, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Rachel has over 15 years’ experience of coaching and mentoring in a range of settings and sectors. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Rachel is married to Tom, a lawyer turned playwright. She has two grown-up stepchildren, a grandson and a much-loved dog, Maisie. Rachel, Tom and Maisie divide their time between north London and Suffolk.