Rachael has 20 years experience in major events, tourism and sport across Australia and New Zealand. Rachael has developed major events strategies for cities, led successful government bids for major events and executed host city planning for major events, including the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and the New Zealand 2011 Rugby World Cup.. After many years in executive level Government roles in major events and tourism, Rachael consulted to a number of private and public organisations including the NRL, Rugby League World Cup 2017 and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
In early 2016 Rachael, with her business partners, established Duco Events Australia – part of the Duco Events Group. Duco Events is a leading event owner and athlete promotional agency in the Asia-Pacific that specialises in big ideas that often carry big risks. Recent achievements of the Australian arm of the company includes the development, promotion and staging of the annual and innovative Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, and the biggest event Australian Boxing History – the Battle of Brisbane, Pacquiao v Horn both events at Suncorp Stadium.
Having held executive leadership roles in major events, tourism, city marketing and sport, across both private and public sectors, Rachael offers a unique set of skills in managing complex government and commercial relationships for major events.