Acting Chair / Treasurer

Rachel has lived in the Reading area for over 25 years and has been a supporter of CCA for most of that time. She became a trustee in 2020.

Rachel is a chartered accountant who has a particular interest in charity finance. She is also a trustee of Mosaic Middle East, a charity working with refugees in Jordan and Iraq. Rachel was previously a trustee at Open Doors for 12 years and has worked with many other charities both as a trustee or in an advisory capacity to ensure that they have good financial and governance procedures in place.

In her spare time Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, running and playing the piano.

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