Rachel fulfills an important multifaceted role at Howard & Sons with key responsibilities including Human Resources, Work Health & Safety, explosives licensing, logistic co-ordination, quality control, environment and authorising pyrotechnic articles with local, state and international authorities.
Since joining the Howard & Sons family in 2009 Rachel has been instrumental in improving the businesses unique pyrotechnic management systems, explosive management plans, dangerous goods transport and has worked extensively with the local community liaison committee.
Rachel’s favorite parts of her job are escaping the creative trap, the power of deadlines, resolving roadblocks and product innovation.
Rachel was born in Sydney, but her family then had a ‘tree change’ escaping the big smoke to where she was raised in the beautiful local rural areas around the Wallerawang facility where she now works. She graciously volunteers her time to support several local charities and is currently the Honorary Secretary & Treasurer of NSW Farmers local branch. Throughout her senior education and professional career, Rachel’s leadership and ambassadorship roles have shined brightly resulting in her being crowned as the Rydal Showgirl in 2011.