Halpin is delighted to announce a key appointment in its growth strategy as it welcomes Rachael Magee as Head of Client Services.

Rachael joins the higher education management consultancy in September 2021, taking up this newly created role heading up Halpin’s client-facing delivery and services function. She’ll be managing a large team of senior-level Consulting Fellows, ensuring that quality and consistency lies at the heart of every project.

Rachael will lead Halpin’s client-facing delivery and services from project kick-off through to completion and beyond, ensuring all work is carried out to the highest standards.

An established professional with demonstrated results in the higher education sector, she has perspective of all sides of client delivery, previously being both a project manager and consultant.

She has experience in creating, developing and nurturing teams and is an excellent relationship builder. She has project managed a variety of projects including recruitment, feasibility studies, engagement and benchmarking surveys, building relationships with higher education leaders, governors and trustees.

She understands the importance of meeting agreed targets and the value of delivering on time and within budget for her clients, which have included the University of Cambridge, the University of Kent and the University for the Creative Arts.

Most recently Rachael was Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Exeter School, creating their first development strategy, establishing KPIs across fundraising and alumni relations, and launching their first fundraising campaign.

Joint CEO Susie Hills says, “Rachael’s appointment marks our commitment to our clients as we grow. Her role will ensure that we continue to go the extra mile for our clients, that each project is delivered to the very highest standards and that we play our part in supporting the higher education sector through challenging times. We are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

Rachael comments, “I am inspired by the quality and insight within Halpin’s work for their higher education clients. I look forward to being a part of Halpin, using my skills to continue excellent service for clients and making a difference with the work we deliver.”