Rachel Baird

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Non-Executive Director

Rachel Baird was drawn to serve with Outward Bound because of the personal development she experienced during a long association with the military and competitive sport. She has a strong commitment to the value of outdoor activities as a way to challenge your comfort zone and build resilience.   Rachel is an experienced non-executive director having served with non-for-profits, sporting and educational boards. Her current appointments include Touch Football Australia, the Cannon Hill Anglican College School Council and Melbourne University Alumni Council.  She has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer, working first as a military lawyer in the RAAF and at Clayton Utz and Minter Ellison (Special Counsel).   Rachel also has experience as a senior academic developing curriculum and establishing a strong research profile.   She moved into management in recent roles to focus on stakeholder engagement, project delivery and financial performance. During her career, she has developed expertise in governance, compliance and risk management and has lead governance and organisational change at both executive and board level. She is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors’ course.  Rachel is currently a Senior Legal Project Manager with Clayton Utz where she guides legal teams through practical project management tools to deliver matters on time and to budget.