Rachael qualified as an Accountant in 1995. Her background in Chartered Accountancy has given her invaluable experience in systems and processes which has assisted her throughout her career. She worked for the Learning and Skills Council Essex as Head of Finance for three years before joining Essex Business Support Limited as the Finance Manager in April 2004.
She led a team responsible for setting up a Training and Enterprise Council which involved setting up the company, recruiting and training private sector board members, recruiting staff and securing premises and equipment.
Rachael was promoted to Head of Corporate Services of the Ixion Group in April 2005 and is responsible for the group corporate service functions including Finance, IT, Quality, Governance, Facilities, HR, Contract Management and the organisations acquisition strategy. It is a role that she thoroughly enjoys and feels she can contribute greatly to the group company development for the future.
Rachael became Finance Director for the Ixion Group of Companies in April 2006 and joined the Board as an Executive Director.
Rachael is also a Board Director and Treasurer for Essex Crimestoppers and works with Chelmsford College, supporting and advising students prepare Business Plans for their Business Diploma Courses.