Rachael is passionate about enabling social and environmental change. A participatory facilitator for over 15 years, she has been a founder and Board Director for two social enterprises, and has supported social enterprises in the UK, South Africa and Asia.
Following a range of leadership roles in the private and not-for-profit sectors here in the UK, Rachael spent a year in Tanzania, supporting the growth of micro businesses set up by women affected by HIV / AIDS. On her return in 2008 she founded Kilmorie, providing bespoke leadership training, coaching, facilitation and consultancy services to social enterprises and third sector organisations.
Rachael is a founder and Board Member of Tweedgreen, a community organisation working towards environmental sustainability and community resilience. She currently co-leads on the Eco-Hero Challenge, an environmental programme created by Tweedgreen for primary schools in the area, and has been instrumental in the set-up of the Secret Garden, a community garden in Peebles.
Rachael is a trainer of facilitators for Carbon Conversations in Scotland, a 6-session programme that supports participants to develop an individual and community response to climate change. She is also a Director for You Can Cook, a social enterprise that organises cookery classes, demonstrations and workshops on nutrition and food related issues all over Scotland.