Rachel Bristow:

Rachel is an experienced media leader with a passion for helping individuals grow their performance and career opportunities.     

Rachel is an experienced leader in Media and Marketing Comms Strategy having held key roles at Sainsbury’s, Unilever and Sky.  In her earlier career, Rachel worked at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets where she headed up the on & offline Direct Marketing programmes having spent 3 years working in the traditional advertising team. She then moved to Unilever Plc for 9 years holding a number of positions including VP Global Media Data &; Analytics. In September 2007 Rachel was appointed Marketing Comms & Buying Director and given responsibility for the UK & Ireland media investment across 30 brands in 11 different categories. Brands include Flora, Dove, Persil, Lynx, Sure, PG Tips, Comfort and Magnum. In this role, she took an active part in the evolving the digital landscape, implementing new strategies and completing roster reviews for direct, digital and media planning & buying agencies.  She joined Sky in 2014 as Director of Client Partnerships & Collaboration for Sky Media with the remit of developing strategic brand partnerships and strengthening its reputation.

She’s been an active member of the marketing industry as Treasurer of ISBA and is the current Treasurer of WACL, as well as a former non-executive Director of Newsworks