Rachel Higham, joined BT in December 2015. As Managing Director for CIO Group she is responsible for delivering the platform-based IT strategy for Group systems across HR, Finance, Supply Chain, CBS & Shared Services and Group Services. Rachel also leads BT’s TechWomen programme helping BT female technologists reach their potential and building a rich female talent pipeline.

Prior to BT, Rachel worked in Vodafone as their Head of Cloud & Infrastructure. She moved into the Telecom sector after working in Chantrey Vellacott’s IT consultancy practice in various IT programme delivery, strategy & architecture and IT leadership roles in financial services with ABN Amro, M&S Money, HSBC and ACE Group (now Chubb).