Rachael De Renzy Channer is a member of the Industrial Practice Group in London. She works primarily on executive searches and leadership solutions with a focus on the defence, manufacturing and business service industry sectors.
Rachael spent twelve years in the Army, having commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into the Royal Artillery. A large part of her military career was spent focussing on leadership and development. Rachael retired from the Army with the rank of Major and joined Invensys Plc as part of a new Corporate Security team, before moving into the Corporate Strategy function where she was responsible for a complete re-imagining and implementation of the strategic planning approach across the business. She subsequently moved into the Schneider Electric UK & Ireland business as Head of Strategy Implementation; bringing a customer-centric approach to strategy execution. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Rachael led Strategy at Avon Rubber, a UK industrial company and also led the Material Consultancy business.
Rachael has a BA (Hons) in War Studies from King’s College London, an MBA in Business Administration and Management and an MSc in Global Security from Cranfield University, she is also a qualified teacher and security consultant.