Rachel King, group HR director, Camelot
Paul Creber, September 17, 2018
Rachel King started her career in general management with John Lewis before moving into HR
Commercially-focused, King has more than 20 years' HR experience in a wide range of organisations spanning the media, broadcasting, technology, retail and consumer sectors. Primarily she has taken on challenging roles delivering organisational change, leading the people activity in organisations evolving their business models, often undergoing significant change due to technology advances or changing consumer behaviour. Much of the time this has been in organisations with well-known, high-profile, consumer-facing brands.
She has worked in a diverse set of businesses including those with unionised workforces, in heavily-regulated environments, privately-owned global corporates, UK plc and PE-owned. As a result she has a deep understanding of the different models of governance, regulation and ownership as well as different cultures and business purposes.
King joined Camelot as group HR director in August 2016, as 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 £6.7 billion, Camelot delivers on average o £30 million each week to National Lottery Good Causes. Since launch more than 4,600 millionaires or multi-millionaires have been created with over £63 billion to date paid in prize money.
In June 2018 King joined Mental Health First Aid England as a non-executive director. MHFA England is a community interest company that is on a mission to train one in 10 of the population in England in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) skills.
Her previous experience includes group HR director of Trinity Mirror and HR director at Hearst Magazines. She also held a number of roles at the BBC including HR director fpr news and radio, and director of talent and resourcing.