Rachel Podbury

Business and Account Development Principal


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Rachel Podbury is an energetic leader that believes getting to know peoples' lens on the world around them and what they see as important is one of the best ways to do work that delivers truly useful outcomes.

As Business and Account Development Principal, Rachel delves into clients' unique contexts to understand their goals and challenges and how the team at Paper Giant can help. Leveraging her deep experience in strategic design and drawing on the expertise of Paper Giants' multidisciplinary strategy, research, and design practitioners, she crafts bespoke approaches that meet the needs of each client.

With a career spanning almost fifteen years, working across Australia and North America, Rachel has broad industry and sector experience. She has worked particularly extensively with public hospitals and healthcare services, academic and research institutes, and commercial healthcare and insurance providers; having led innovation, research and strategy programs and projects at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Headspace, VirtualHealth and NYU Langone Health.

During her time at Paper Giant, Rachel has guided product and user experience research for SEEK; co-designed with youth to support better mental health outcomes in Arabic-speaking communities with Beyond Blue; and delivered a five-year transformation strategy for Alfred Health’s mental health and addiction services.

Rachel has a Bachelor of Applied Science, specialising in Public Health and Health Promotion. She specialises in the mental health sector and the complexities surrounding supporting child and adolescent populations.

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