In August 2018, Rachel Watson was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of PHPL and Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Office for the Pacific Hydro group, with responsibility for the company’s businesses in Australia, Chile and Brazil.
Rachel joined Pacific Hydro in April 2006 as Corporate Lawyer. She has held a range of roles within Pacific Hydro, including Executive Manager Finance and Legal, Head of Commercial and GM Group Services.
Prior to joining Pacific Hydro, Rachel worked as in-house counsel in Sydney and Melbourne for Orica Ltd, and spent three years in Japan working for a major turbine supplier. She has over 20 years’ experience in major contracting transactions and other general commercial law issues.
Rachel has been a director of the Clean Energy Council since 2014 and she currently chairs the Board of the CEC.