Rachel works expertly at the intersection of social strategy, urban policy and organisational governance. She takes a collaborative approach to working with clients and communities, respecting their deep knowledge and capacity. Her focus is on developing solutions that are far-sighted, deliverable and, wherever possible, based on consensus.
With 20 years of experience, Rachel leads the Urbis community planning practice. She has worked with a wide range of government agencies, councils and non-government organisations and private developers on projects that include strategy development, social infrastructure planning, service reviews, business planning and organisational change.
A PhD-qualified researcher and writer, Rachel is also highly experience in facilitating workshops with boards, councillors, executive teams and staff on complex projects.
Her many career highlights include working with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Office of Local Government and councils on local government reform in NSW.