Rachael Pickup, North Highland

Rachael Pickup, North Highland

Team Leader Consultant of the Year

MCA Awards 2024 FinalistRachael meets immediate and emerging needs of the UK. At North Highland, she is the UK Public Sector lead, where she is committed to building a thriving industry group, developing others to deliver with confidence, and builds a culture of trust, care and collaboration to make sure clients are receiving the best possible value.

Rachael’s background in education, as well as her in-depth knowledge of the public sector, has led to her delivering value in several high-profile and high-impact projects, including implementation of legislation and policy, major organisational operating model changes, and support in response to relevant media-scrutinised government initiatives. Her leadership has resulted in progress in delivering real client value and the growth of her industry team.

Rachael sets a precedent for exemplary leadership, delivering client value through:

1. Bringing a people-focused approach to solving client problems. Ensuring people are at the heart of transformation, both from a programme perspective, as well as through the equipping of others with skills and space to develop.

2. Focusing on leading from the front. Bringing the right industry and capability expertise together to effectively solving complex problems and providing direction and stability to deliver value.

3. Building high performing teams. Building a scalable industry function and plan to drive real growth within North Highland, which has the ability to flex to meet changing client needs.

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