Rach - Trustee, Treasurer & Finance
1. Could you introduce yourself and say a little about your background.
I’m Rach, Treasurer and Trustee for Preptrack since 2020. I grew up in the U.K. in the countryside of Northumberland but have called East London my home for the past nine years. I studied at the University of Sheffield, qualified as an accountant, and now work in the not-for-profit sector.
2. What do you do for work and what skills are you bringing to Preptrack?
My current job is as programmatic finance support at a large children’s focused philanthropy, with programmes across developing countries ranging from nutrition to sexual and reproductive health to health-tech innovations. Prior to my current role, I worked across both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Most recently I worked as a Global Commercial Sales Advisor in a sexual and reproductive health not-for-profit. It was in that role that I really started to understand the importance of empowering people with their sexual health by providing information, choice, and access - and the challenges that can be faced in delivering that equitably. My experience in the sexual and reproductive health, not-for-profit sector and finance background therefore felt like a great fit to help support the Preptrack mission, and I’ve been particularly excited to integrate those with the other skills and experience the rest of the team bring.
3. When did you first hear about Preptrack and why did you decide to get involved?
Sam and I are childhood friends, and we’ve always loved discussing ideas together and supporting one another with our careers. As the idea of Preptrack started to form, we realised my experience was the perfect fit for the Board, to add not-for-profit, sexual health, and finance expertise to the other great skills. The opportunity to see how we can use tech to support sexual health, be part of building an organisation and app from the start, learn from others, and be part of something that supports the LGBT+ community that I’m a part of made it an easy decision for me to get involved.