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Meet the Team


Rachel McGrath


Rachel is our CEO

I hold an MA in Social Anthropology and am driven by a natural curiosity and love for people, communities and all things cultural. I have lived in Northamptonshire for 23 years and love its green spaces.

I have 25 years of expertise in a voluntary and charitable sector setting and spent 9 years co-designing and tutoring for the University of Leicester on a Foundation Degree in Managing Voluntary and Community Organisations. I focus on working with colleagues to bring our strategic plan to life; ensuring the role of the Foundation remains informed, relevant and impactful across our communities. 

I have found that leadership comes in different guises and settings; back in 2014 alongside Northamptonshire Sport I helped establish the Abington Park Jogger’s group, supporting local residents through a walk to run programme and coaching and inspiring non-runners to complete their first 5k run. I gain immense satisfaction when I see some of those very same people still running and witnessing its positive impact on their health and wellbeing.