Rachel Lindley leads the Five Talents UK staff team and is responsible for developing and delivering our strategy. Rachel joined the team in 2012 as Programme Manager and took up the role of CEO in 2018.

She has over 15 years’ experience in the charity sector, including roles supporting church-based community projects, fundraising and ethical campaigning programmes in the UK, as well as managing savings group programmes in Sub Saharan Africa for Plan International.

Rachel read English Literature at Cambridge and has a Masters in International Development from SOAS. Outside work, she is a trustee of Maji Mazuri UK, secretary of Song in the City charitable trust, treasurer of Croydon Amnesty Group and a keen runner.

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