Rachel Hayes, head of membership and events Rachel leads Regen SW’s membership services and events programme, as well as the organisation’s marketing and communications. Rachel is developing a thriving national Women in Renewables network to ensure the sector is at the forefront of harnessing talent. Rachel is also the driving force behind some of the leading renewable energy events including Smart Energy Marketplace and the annual Green Energy Awards. In her role as a director of Community Energy England Rachel has helped develop the organisation from start up to a powerful voice for the community energy sector. Previously Rachel worked for the Tour of Britain and was part of an agency working with clients such as Nokia and Vodafone.