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 the Melbourne University Alumni Council, Touch Football Australia, the Cannon Hill Anglican College School Council and the Australian Northern Marine Park Advisory Committee. She has over 25 years’ legal experience as a military lawyer in the RAAF and in private practice. Rachel also has experience as a senior academic developing curriculum and establishing a strong research profile. During her career, she has developed expertise in governance, compliance and risk management and has lead organisational change at both executive and board level. She is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors’ course. Rachel is currently the General Manager, Professional Development and Education and the Australian Property Institute.