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Rachael Axford

Chief Financial Officer

Rachael joined TAFE Directors Australia as the Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. Following a stint in the UK where she worked as a bank officer for the Royal Bank of Scotland and then as an analyst for Salomon Brothers investment bank which at that time boasted the largest trading floor in Europe, Rachael then moved back to Australia where her roles included working for local government and as a senior accountant for KPMG in corporate recovery and insolvency. Rachael also has extensive experience working in the education sector, having spent the last 17 years as the Business Manager of various private and international schools across Australia (Cairns, Perth and Canberra).

Rachael reins from Cairns in sunny Far North Queensland and graduated from James Cook University in Townsville with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Management. She has since fulfilled obligations to become a Certified Practicing Accountant and is an associate member of the Tax Institute.

Rachael is married to an Officer in the Australian Defence Force and is the mother of four young children and therefore has a keen interest in what transpires across the education sector.

Contact: or +61 409 261 072

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