Rachel Higham

Rachel joined Macmillan’s board in September 2020, and sits on the Fundraising, Marketing & Communications Committee. Rachel is currently Global CIO at WPP. Until November 2020 she was the Managing Director of IT at BT. She has extensive experience of driving digital transformation through her technology career in the financial services and telecoms industries: she has worked with ABN Amro, M&S Money, ACE Group, Vodafone and BT.

Rachel has spent much of her working life overseas in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe. A passionate diversity and inclusion champion, Rachel sponsors a number of global development programmes for women. 

She has wide-ranging governance experience from being on the boards of several charities, advisory and industry bodies.

Currently, Rachel is Chair of the Board of Trustees of FACT, a charity dedicated to using arts and technology to solve social issues.