Rachael co-founded People for Purpose to enhance the capability of the, for purpose (not for profit) sector in Australia through the placement and support of leaders. Rachael is committed to the sector and its leaders and has had the privilege to work closely with many for purpose organisations and well known leaders.
Prior to establishing her own business Rachael was founding CEO of Australian Philanthropic Services (APS), an organisation also connecting people to the sector, through philanthropy. She learnt a lot about leadership and functional boards working closely with the high profile APS board, but also with the boards of 50 philanthropic foundations.
Inspired by people around her, including her mother who was raised by the Salvation Army, Rachael made a conscious move into the not-for-profit sector in 2004. Initially working at the coalface of a small but national UK charity, the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, she raised $1m in 3 short years.
Rachael began her working life in the corporate sector in business development, marketing & communications, rising through the ranks in organisations such as Stamford Hotels & Resorts, Prudential and PKF. She spent 8 years in London working for Clariden Private Bank and Chelsea Village (home of Chelsea Football Club), gaining an enormous amount of experience – and a very interesting network.