Rachel is the Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science for Zoos Victoria. Rachel believes that working with communities is the only way we will rise to the challenge of securing a sustainable future for all living things. Rachel has developed award-winning programs that have tackled biodiversity conservation issues both locally and globally. In 2010 she was awarded Sustainability Leader of the year by WME within the Government and NGO
She is currently on the board of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership. Rachel has spent the last two years leading Melbourne Zoo’s Don’t Palm us Off campaign seeking mandatory labeling of palm-oil on all food products in an a attempt to utilize education as a tool to weaken Australia’s link to the palm oil crisis.
October 2016 – Present Immediate Past President
October 2012 – October 2016 President
October 2010 – October 2012 President Elect (Vice President)
October 2008 – October 2010 Regional Representative (Australia/New Zealand), Regional Journal Editor (Australia/New Zealand/Asia)