Rachel Hopcroft CBE

Head of Corporate Affairs

KPMG in the UK

For the last eight years, Rachel has been Head of Corporate Affairs at KPMG UK and is a member of KPMG UK’s Executive Committee. Rachel is responsible for promoting, enhancing and protecting the firm’s reputation with colleagues, clients and communities. Rachel leads KPMG UK’s communications, external affairs, corporate responsibility and ESG corporate reporting teams. As part of this, she oversees KPMG UK’s relationships with key stakeholders including government, the media, our charitable partners and wider stakeholders.

Before KPMG UK, Rachel was a senior civil servant, latterly working in No.10 and the Cabinet Office as Principal Private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary. She is a former Chair and patron group member of Access Accountancy, a charity that seeks to widen access to the accounting profession.

Rachel is a member of the National Literacy Trust’s Business Leaders Literacy Council. She also sits on the Board of the Alliance to End Malnutrition and Hunger Limited and is a Steering Group member of the FTSE Women Leaders Review.

  • Brand and Reputation Managemen
  • Corporate responsibility assurance
  • Corporate responsibility reporting
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability
  • Master's degree in International Law and International Relations, Lancaster University

  • CBE for contributions to public service

  • Brand and reputation management

  • Corporate responsibility assurance and reporting