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Rachel Barker


Director, Operations

Rachel has worked with EM3 since 2011, writing an application for the LEPs first capital funds (£22m of Growing Places Funding).  Since then, the work of EM3 has grown and Rachel now oversees a programme of £250m, ensuring that this money is used to best effect and that EM3 operates in an open and transparent way.

Prior to joining EM3, Rachel worked in a number economic development, infrastructure, regeneration and housing roles at a local, regional and national level. Rachel is a passionate geographer and holds a post-graduate diploma in Urban and Rural Regeneration and a Masters in Public Administration. 

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