Having been inspired to take up a career in the not-for-profit sector through volunteering experiences as a teenager and throughout higher education, Rachel has spent over ten years in income generation roles across a wide range of causes including homelessness, health, animal welfare, supporting vulnerable children and military charities. She has spent time delivering volunteer projects on the ground in East and South Africa with causes she remains connected to.
Rachel is motivated by the opportunity to create lasting and impactful change with organisations delivering social good. She has been consistently involved in mentoring programmes through the Institute of Fundraising and more recently with Fem Mentored to support women in the sector, as well as playing an active role in special interest and sector networking groups. She has been recognised as a voice of the sector through a profile in Fundraising Magazine.
Rachel enjoys taking on physical challenges in support of organisations close to her heart and has sprinted up Tower 42, run laps of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and dashed around Aintree Racecourse in the name of a good cause. Career highlights include the launch of a Sky film partnership and supermarket collaboration which gave significant visibility of the charity to new audiences (and were lots of fun to work on!).
Rachel is a qualified teacher and has spent time teaching in France, Japan and Africa.