Rachel Severn was appointed Head of Finance and Operations in April 2019, joining the Senior Management Team and assuming responsibility for the strategic management of Plunkett’s finance, operations and compliance. Rachel has an open BSc (Hons), and in 2009 attained an MA in Charity Management from St Mary’s University College. She has worked in the Charity sector for 17 years. Between 2008 and 2018 she was Head of Finance, Governance and IT, and also Company Secretary for a faith-based charity in Oxford. Prior to moving to the charity sector, she spent 18 years working in the commercially orientated sectors of Accountancy, Educational supply, IT and Publishing. She is a Trustee of a charity in Gloucestershire and provides support to a number of faith-based charities.