Rachel is a highly experienced operator in the luxury fashion sector, consistently trailblazing the industry in publishing, content and commerce, brand and business building.
Across 17 years at Conde Nast, Rachel became the Associate Publisher of British Vogue (at the time leading the highest decade of revenue growth for the publication, launching the Vogue app and instrumental in developing the successful Vogue Festival brand extension), as well as the award-winning launch Associate Publisher of Glamour Magazine (establishing it as Europe’s largest selling women’s monthly magazine and developing the highly acclaimed inaugural Glamour Women of the Year Awards).
Rachel then joined Net-a-Porter.com in 2013 to become the company’s first Group Publisher, launching and building a successful new media and publishing business globally (this covered 9 multimedia platforms including the launch of the world’s first, highly awarded, global and entirely shoppable luxury fashion magazine, Porter). She was nominated from across the industry as Publisher of the Year in 2015.
Rachel then became President Brand Strategy of Threads Styling in 2016, an innovative luxury social commerce business, the first of its kind to market. She was the key partner to the founder, rapidly developing a pioneering and bespoke luxury service that leverages technology, creativity and social media (their work saw the business become a government nominated Future Fifty business and was ranked 32nd in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2017 & 2018).
In 2019, Rachel returned to Conde Nast for one year as the Acting Executive Director of British Vogue. Responsible for strategy and delivery of all commercial revenue for the multi-million £ business and teams across all platforms: Digital, Social, Print and Events.
In 2020 Rachel became an Executive Business Coach – specialising in helping people and businesses in the luxury services.
Adding to this in 2021 becoming an advocate and advisor to the circular fashion economy (in particular most recently advisory work with Hewi – Hardly Ever Worn It a luxury recommerce platform). Helping to lead and elevate the needed conversation and change in consumer behaviour towards circular luxury fashion.