Rachel joined BESTrustees in May 2006, having worked at Mercer Human Resources Consulting for over 17 years.

She qualified as an actuary in 1995 and has over 35 years’ experience in the pensions industry.

During her time with Mercer, Rachel performed a variety of roles, including head of the Liverpool actuarial consulting operations and UK head of trustee training. She has dealt with trustees of schemes of many different sizes in a number of different industries. Rachel has a particular interest in the good governance of pension schemes and trustee education.

During her time as a trustee, particularly in recent years, Rachel has become an expert in de-risking activities having been involved in numerous buy-ins transactions of all shapes and sizes with many of the leading insurers.

Rachel is an accredited professional trustee with the APPT and has been a regular speaker at seminars and trustee training courses. Away from the office, she can be found in the field with her horses or competing at polocrosse (think lacrosse on horseback!).