Rachel Hannan

Rachel is a Business Angel who has invested in over 10 businesses in the last 4 years and been involved in the successful growth of many more as a Non Executive Director or Board Advisor. Her career started at Coopers & Lybrand, now PwC and over the last 20 years she has gained experience in corporate tax, corporate finance, HR & management consulting and executive recruitment. In addition she has been involved in two business start ups; a small manufacturing business in the mid 1990s which she exited with a 4 times return on investment after 4 years and more latterly GatenbySanderson. She co-founded GatenbySanderson, a search & selection company specialising in senior public sector appointments, with a previous PwC colleague in late 2002. Using her previous experience of starting a business, within 7 years it was a national market leader in its sector with a reputation for excellence and had reached a turnover of £23m and £4m PBT before she exited in early 2010. Rachel also dedicates time and funding to a number of not for profit organisations and has recently been appointed to the Board at the University of Bolton.