Rachael Harper

Rachael Harper is a marketing and communications specialist with 17 years’ experience working within the public and private sectors, both in-house and agency side.

Prior to joining IOP Publishing, she was Associate Director of the Business and Corporate division at Speed Communications, providing strategic communications and marketing direction to a broad range of clients spanning the financial, technology, healthcare and education sectors.

She spent 11 years at the London Stock Exchange Group, where she led communications for the Group’s risk management arm, LCH. During her time there was responsible for all internal and external communications strategy and planning, with a particular focus on regulatory compliance initiatives, mergers and acquisitions and crisis management. She was instrumental in managing the reputation of the company during the high-profile defaults of Lehman Brother’s and MF Global.

She has consulted for global energy and commodities trading firm, Vitol, where she developed and implemented community engagement programmes across Western Africa and the UAE.

She has a specialist interest in influencer engagement, industry thought leadership and broader corporate communications.