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, Boards 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 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 has worked in large, complex organisations including the EU and as a senior civil servant in the UK. 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, University of London. Her areas of expertise span leadership, strategy, digital transformation, healthtech, edtech, skills and inclusion.
Rachel has over 15 years’ experience of coaching and mentoring in a range of settings and sectors. She is currently studying for an International Coaching Federation qualification.
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.