Rachel is CEO of Corsham Institute, the organisation working to create an inclusive digital society that is citizen-centric and trusted. The Institute’s work covers a range of programmes including digital communities, cyber security, digital health, thought leadership, research, and digital creativity.
A specialist in digital transformation, leadership, skills and inclusion, Rachel was previously Director of Skills and Partnerships at Doteveryone, the organisation founded by Baroness Martha Lane Fox to make the internet work for everyone. Before that, she was Chief Executive of the digital skills charity Go ON UK, which merged with Doteveryone in April 2016.
Prior to joining Go ON UK, she was Digital Leader and Head of Profession for Digital at the Department of Health, responsible for digital strategy, policy and transformation. From 2013–16 Rachel was Chair of Digital Leaders, a global initiative for senior leaders promoting effective, long-term digital transformation, and is now a non-executive member of the Advisory Board under the new Chair, Lord Francis Maude. She is also a non-executive member of the Digital.Health London Advisory Board.
Rachel has extensive senior leadership experience in the public, private and not-for- profit sectors in the UK and internationally. She is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, a frequent judge of digital awards and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Rachel was voted 20th in Computer Weekly’s list of 50 Most Influential Women in IT 2016. Rachel won the Founder’s Award 2017 at the Digital Leaders event in June 2017.