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Rachel Davies was appointed Principal of Somerset College in September 2007. Prior to her appointment, Rachel was Principal for 8 years at Uxbridge College in west London. She has spent much of her 30 years career in education having trained, initially, as a teacher.
Throughout her career Rachel has worked in teaching and managerial roles in colleges in London and the Midlands before moving to the South West. She has always been active in supporting other local organisations in educational and economic development contexts having held roles as governor in two secondary schools, including a new Academy, and also being a Council member of Brunel University. Previously she has been a member of the West London Council for the LSC, a former Director of the Training and Enterprise Council and Executive member of Chambers of Commerce and a small business enterprise company.
Rachel plays a significant role both locally and in the region. She is a member of the Heart of South West Local Enterprise Partnership Board, Somerset Employment and Skills Board and Colleges Skills Ambassador for UK Skills Competitions. She also acts as National Champion for Higher Apprenticeships. Locally she sits on the Taunton Deane Advisory Group and Cultural Consortium.Show less