Rachel joined SSE in 2007 and, as Chief Sustainability Officer, is responsible for its sustainability strategy, climate change policy, community funds and corporate heritage. She is a non-executive director of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, the SSE subsidiary that owns and operates the electricity distribution and transmission networks in the north of Scotland and the distribution network in southern central England. External to SSE, Rachel was Chair of the Leadership Group of Living Wage Scotland between 2014 and 2018 and recently joined the board of the Fair Tax Mark. Prior to working for SSE, Rachel was the Senior Special Adviser to Scotland’s First Minister between 2001 and 2007. She graduated in 2009 from St Andrews University with a Master of Literature in International Political Thought, with a first degree in 1993 in Applied Economics from the University of Abertay, Dundee.