Hello! I’m Rachel, and I love data.

I work delivering value from data for organisations who want to make a difference, across all industry sectors.
I have experience in freelance consultancy and experience of leading in-house implementation for Data Strategy, Data Governance, Data Management, as well as Analytics & Insight.

Using a product management approach that focuses on facilitation, coaching, and collaborative problem solving, I deliver high performance, value and impact from data, working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels:
– Defining and implementing resilient organisational data strategies, data governance models and data cultures.
– Leading delivery of agile products, projects and programmes. Gathering requirements, roadmapping, planning and agile management.
– Enhancing business decision-making and supporting change and transformation through delivery of visually engaging analytics and insight.
– Building great data products for users through leading, motivating and nurturing technical teams using coaching and agile ways of working.

My Experience

I am currently a Product Owner in the Data Office at Experian.

As the Head of Data & Insight Service at UCL, I scaled the analytics team and built key frameworks for implementation of the UCL data strategy.

Before that, I worked at Parkinson’s UK as Head of Supporter Insight where I built an Analytics & Insight function from scratch within the Fundraising Department, later forming a multi-disciplinary centralised team to serve the whole organisation.

My analytics expertise comes from my postgraduate studies in Psychology and Neuroscience, which provided grounding in a range of scientific research methods, advanced quantitative statistics and machine learning techniques. I studied at Birkbeck, University of London which enabled my career change into the data and analytics field. I am now a regular mentor on Birkbeck’s Mentoring Pathways programme helping final year students take success career steps beyond their graduation.

I started my career in arts management and fundraising. I worked at Wigmore Hall as a senior fundraiser where I gained first hand expertise in different areas of philanthropy: membership schemes, appeals, legacies, major donor, trust and corporate fundraising.

I originally studied music and I play cello and piano as well as dabbling in all manner of arts and crafts.

My mixed background lets me bring together skills and methods from the arts and the sciences and gives me experiences that span the public, private and non-profit sectors.