Rachel joined us in April 2021 after 2 years as CITB’s Local Manager (West Wales). Before this Rachel spent 11 years in the industry working for Interserve (now known as Tilbury Douglas).

She started her construction journey at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David after completing a 5-year Apprenticeship course in Project and Construction Management. Rachel began as a trainee engineer and worked her way up to Site Manager working on various complex projects including a new NIF facility at Cardiff Airport, a £50 m new children’s hospital in Cardiff, and the £160 m Margam Green Energy Project. Rachel’s ambitions to progress led her to complete her Chartered Institute of Building membership to become a CITB ambassador.

Rachel has a strong knowledge of construction processes and first-hand experience in the industry. She is keen to support new entrants, retain skills and look at opportunities to work smarter and more sustainably.
Rachel is a board member of the Sero Homes Optimised Retrofit Skills group. and in her previous role with CITB, she worked closely with City and Guilds and built strong relationships with welsh contractors gaining valuable insight into current industry needs.

At CWIC Rachel’s new role as Net Zero Industry Engagement Officer is to address Net Zero Skills for Industry. She currently oversees a number of Capital projects surrounding Net Zero Skills which include Retrofit Technology, Welsh Timber, Design for Manufacture (DfMA), Modern Methods of Construction) and CPD in these areas.