Rachel was appointed a Trustee in 2018 having completed the Centre’s Meditation Teacher Training Course and become an associate teacher in 2017. A former Chief Executive of Craven District Council in North Yorkshire, Rachel has also held a range of non-executive roles including Regional Chair of the Learning and Skills Council in Yorkshire and the Humber, Chair of a Skills and Enterprise company and Vice Chair and Chair of Audit of a Clinical Commissioning Group. She therefore brings to the Trustees excellent governance skills focused on ensuring the charitable aims of the Centre are efficiently met to meet the needs of all who benefit from this wonderful space. Rachel’s own passion for meditation stems from training as a yoga teacher and wanting to develop the meditative and spiritual side of her own practice through developing her knowledge, skills and understanding of meditation and to put that into practice to help others. Inspired by the Dent Meditation Centre Rachel is the founder of Harrogate Meditation Centre with a vision to create and support a community of people who would like to learn and practice meditation in Harrogate.