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Rachel Coyle MBE

Global Managing Director

Rachel is Global Managing Director at BIT. In addition to leading the work of the team internationally, Rachel has a strong personal interest in BIT’s work on effective leadership, security, international development and anti-corruption.

Rachel is also a trustee at the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, a regional charity that supports the restoration of broken ecosystems and the return of missing wildlife in the UK countryside. With more than 60 nature reserves and nearly 30,000 members, the Trust is a major steward of the natural world in South East England. 

Prior to BIT, Rachel was Head of Corporate Intelligence at S-RM, an international risk and intelligence consultancy where she ran a business supporting clients facing financial crime, security threats, and other social and governance concerns. Previously, she ran S-RM’s South Africa office.

Earlier in her career, Rachel was a civil servant at the Ministry of Defence. She was awarded an MBE for Services to Defence in 2013.

Rachel holds an MA in Chinese Studies and an MPhil in International Relations, both from the University of Cambridge.