Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Rarua
Rachel was recently appointed the Chief Executive of Kono NZ LP, a premium food and beverage company based in Nelson and employing 450 staff. Kono operates across the seafood, beverages, horticultural and manufacturing sectors. She is a former US Trade Commissioner and is the founder of Yellow Brick Road Limited, a Wellington company that specialises in supplying quality seafood direct into restaurants throughout New Zealand. Rachel is a Board Trustee on the Sir Peter Blake Trust, the Young Enterprise Trust and the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust, and is a director on NZ Wine Growers and Aquaculture NZ.