Rachael is an environmental and sustainable finance expert and holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (UK) and the School of Geography and the Environment. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree with a specialization in Corporate Law from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
She has over 12 years of experience of which 10 years were spent in the financial sector in SA and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from Absa Capital (formerly Barclays Africa Group) and Standard Bank Investment Banking, where she assumed many roles. She also has experience in financial markets regulations and has worked in both London and Johannesburg.
She is currently a director at Nochua International where she advises clients in SA and the rest of Africa on environmental and sustainable finance as well as the UN SDG’s. Her work spans many sectors such as renewable energy, project finance, water, infrastructure, ESG, debt and equity. She is also an expert reviewer for the UNFCC Climate Change Reports and IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).
I am passionate about helping to address the impact of climate change and I believe that my diverse background, skills and experience can help guide the CER in their strategic initiatives.