Before joining Macmillan , Rachel was the General Counsel of Informa Group plc based in London with responsibility for managing legal issues for the Informa group worldwide outside the US. At Informa, Rachel  advised on a number of high profile corporate transactions including the £500m public offer for Datamonitor plc in 2007 and the £1.4bn redomiciliation of the Company to Switzerland and associated £250m rights issue in 2009. She also advised on the full range of legal issues relating to Informa’s business.

Rachel has a first class BSc (hons) in Environmental Science from University of Leeds. She was born and brought up in Yorkshire and now lives in London.