Rachael Jackson is Marketing & Commercial Consultant at Ipswich’s leading commercial property agent, Penn Commercial, where she heads up PR and marketing, as well as taking responsibility for developing new business opportunities.
Prior to this, Rachael was Marketing Manager at Woodbridge School, a leading independent school in Suffolk (her former School!), and Public Relations Manager for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, where she led the PR function for over a decade, until 2020. Rachael and her in-house PR team were responsible for all family-run Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ PR activities, including media liaison, crisis response, Corporate Social Responsibility, educational outreach and event management.
A PR practitioner for over 20 years, Rachael is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, having attained her CIPR Diploma in 2007, and has extensive experience of strategic PR / communications campaigns at a senior level.
Rachael is committed to Continuing Professional Development, having received the Chartered Management Institute's Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership in 2019, and is currently studying for the Institute of Leadership and Management's Level 5 Certificate.
Rachael has been privileged to be a Visiting Fellow of the University of Suffolk since 2017 and supports the work of the Suffolk Business School with Event, Marketing & Tourism student talks, and assisting with the development of PR and Event, Marketing & Tourism course modules.
Rachael’s previous roles include Public Relations Manager at Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, where she was based at the Port of Felixstowe for nearly ten years – also covering sister ports Harwich International and Thamesport (London) – and Public Affairs Manager for BAA at London Stansted Airport, where she was responsible for promoting the ‘G2’ second runway scheme.
Rachael’s interests include travel, languages, theatre and looking after her greedy rescue cat, Polly!