Rachael has been Chief Executive since 2005 and is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic development of Foundation Derbyshire.
Born and raised in Derbyshire, she graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA Hons in English Literature. Her early career was in London, where she worked as an Investment Banker for ten years, before returning to Derbyshire to join the Foundation.
Rachael also serves as a governor for a local primary school.
Every day I see philanthropy at work and the power it has to address the issues and fill the gaps that the public and private sectors very often can’t.
From the tenacious and creative community groups and volunteers that give freely of their time, skills and expertise, to the generosity and commitment of our donors and supporters, philanthropy is alive and well and making life better for people across our county.