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Rachel Youngman, IOP Deputy Chief Executive

Rachel’s executive lead includes the international programme and our equality, diversity and inclusion work.


Rachel Youngman

Rachel joined the Institute of Physics (IOP) in 2014 and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2019. Her executive lead includes the international programme and our equality, diversity and inclusion work including the first public-facing influencing campaign, and she has developed the IOP’s new approach to dialogue. She has also led the development of our Environment, Social and Governance Framework.

Prior to joining, Rachel had an international career in NGOs concerning the commercial law and then in human rights and social justice.

In 2020, Rachel joined the External Advisory Board of the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Metrology.

She recently stepped down as chair of a UK charity which advocates for Black and foreign national women within the immigration and criminal justice systems, including those trafficked into the UK.