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Rachel Farrell

Finance and Administration Manager

Rachel joined the Raukatauri whanau in July 2016. Originally from the UK, where she gained a Bachelor of Music, she started her career working in Orchestral Management in London. During this time she not only toured worldwide as stage manager, but ran projects with the Education and Outreach Department both in the UK and abroad. One such tour took her to South Africa for three weeks where the orchestra performed as well as worked with children in Soweto and Pretoria.

Rachel left London when an opportunity in yachting, her other passion, came up. Over the next six years she worked as a skipper on yachts in Turkey and Greece and later as crew on superyachts. After sailing into New Zealand in 2007 Rachel decided to jump ashore and is now a proud New Zealand Citizen.

Yachting and music continue to be Rachel’s main hobbies. She is a dedicated member of Auckland Choral, having chaired the Music Committee there for five years. When she’s not working – or singing – she’s likely to be found sailing on the Hauraki Gulf!