Rachel’s role is to co-ordinate the many facets involved in delivering the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s English Language Training for Officials programmes to participants from South East Asia and Africa. She co-ordinates everything from logistics and risk management to pastoral care for the participants.
Born in England, Rachel moved to New Zealand with her family when she was five. She grew up in Dunedin, but moved to Wellington 12 years ago to work for the Ministry of Justice as a Case Manager for the Human Rights Review Tribunal. Her most recent role was with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, where she was an advisor for Tuia—Encounters 250, a 2019 programme which commemorated 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Pākehā in 1769.
Rachel holds both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Anthropology from the University of Otago, and a graduate diploma of Museum and Heritage Studies from Victoria University of Wellington. Her great love of travel has seen her live and work in many different countries around the world.