Rachelle started her career working in the Aerospace industry, gaining a good grounding in raw material and component procurement, with a client list including Airbus UK, BAE Systems and Agusta Westland. After a spell working within the Quality function for City & Guilds, a global leader in training and skills development, she returned to the world of purchasing, this time in the broader engineering industry. Since then she has worked on several major projects, globally procuring a range of major capital equipment and bespoke engineering components for blue-chip clients such as Centrica, E.ON and Total as well as a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemicals.
More recently, Rachelle has developed cross-functional team performances, promoting the role of procurement in successful project delivery. Her passion for ensuring the right processes are implemented and adhered to resulted in her being asked to act as Interim Head of Supply Chain for Costain, a major UK construction and engineering firm, focussing on the Oil, Gas and Nuclear sectors.
Rachelle takes a pragmatic approach to both work and learning, and is always open to new ideas including looking at alternative ways to improve original ideas. She is keen to guide and inspire others to develop, grow and step outside their own boundaries, whilst always developing her own skills and experience in the process.