Rachel Higham

CIO, WPP

Rachel joined WPP in Dec 2020 to lead the creation of a new global IT organisation and lead a multi-year digital transformation programme. Over the past 25 years, Rachel has served in technology leadership and transformation roles at ABN Amro, M&S Money, HSBC, ACE Group and BT, and has worked across EMEA, ASPAC, NA and LATAM.

Rachel is passionate about building diverse teams and inclusive cultures and giving back through volunteering. She has been named as one of the top 30 Global Executives driving gender equality by HERoes, and one of the top 10 Inspirational Leaders at this year’s British LGBT awards. She serves as board chair of FACT, the UK’s leading digital and immersive arts charity, and as a trustee of Macmillan, the cancer support charity.