With over 18 years in the advertising business, Rachel has worked across most sectors; from Automotive and Pharmaceutical, to Entertainment and Luxury and FMCG. She is passionate about media and even more passionate about driving brands’ business and nurturing teams.
Starting life as a TV trader at Zenith Media, she quickly moved into the planning team, to work her way up into the Optimedia board and launched the LiveRoi proposition in the UK. In 2012, Rachel went on the bring together Procter & Gamble's global planning and the 4 local planning and buying agencies in UK&I to form P&G United and took on the role of Managing Director.
In 2016, Rachel was appointed UK chief executive of Mediavest, one of Publicis Groupe's four media agencies. (Mediavest | Spark, Starcom, Zenith and Blue 449). Mediavest’s clients include Heineken, Brown Foreman, Capital One and Royal London.
As a regular contributor to panels at events or as an awards judge, Rachel is always keen to input into industry debates and offer her insight and time. She is a keen mentor and through her membership of WACL, she has the opportunity to support and encourage young talent coming through the industry. Rachel is also involved in initiatives such as ‘BacktoBusinessShip’, equipping and coaching returning advertising Mums.