Rachel King, group HR director, Camelot
?Rachel King joined Camelot, operator of The National Lottery in 2016, after working for a number of other high profile brands across the media, retail and consumer sectors.
Rachel started her career in general management with John Lewis before moving into HR. With over 20 years experience in organisations with well known, high profile consumer brands, she thrives in commercially focused roles in organisations evolving their business models and undergoing significant change driven by technology evolution, changing consumer behaviour and changing workforce expectations. Having worked in unionised workforces; heavily regulated environments; privately owned global corporates; UK plc and PE owned, she is experienced in leading in organisations with different models of governance, regulation and ownership as well as different cultures and business purpose.
Rachel is passionate about wellbeing in the workplace, removing the stigma around mental health, and creating inclusive environments where everyone can be their best at work. In addition to her role as People Director at Camelot, Rachel sits on the board of Mental Health First Aid England, and the board of Network Homes, an award winning housing association with 20,000 affordable homes across Hertfordshire and London.
Prior to Camelot, her most recent experience includes Group HR Director of Trinity Mirror (now Reach plc), a plc news business with titles including the Daily Mirror and Daily Record and HR Director at Hearst Magazines with titles including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar & Esquire. She also held a number of roles at the BBC including HR Director, news & radio, and Director of Talent & Resourcing.
Rachel joined Camelot as People Director in August 2016, and is a member of the Executive team, reporting to the CEO. As the UK’s National Lottery operator since 1994, and with annual sales in excess of £7 billion, Camelot delivers on average over £30 million each week to National Lottery Good Causes. To date, National Lottery players have raised over £40 billion for Good Cause projects, with more than 565,000 individual awards made across the UK – an average of 200 lottery grants in every neighbourhood. Since the launch in 1994, more than 5,350 millionaires or multi-millionaires have been created with over £71 billion to date paid in prize money