Rachel Reid is the Chief Operating Officer at Taylor Wessing. She joined the firm in February 2016 and is a member of the UK Executive Board. Rachel has 15 years’ experience working in the legal profession, having worked across a UK national, US and an Asia headquartered firm. In 2015, Rachel was placed 10th in the Financial Times OUTstanding power list of top 30 LGBT allies, for her work in promoting and driving the diversity and inclusion agenda. She was also named ‘Law Firm Management Individual of the Year’ in The Lawyer magazine Business Management Awards in 2013. Rachel passionately believes in inclusivity and is a prominent ally in the LGBT area speaking out on policy, inclusivity and driving diversity change.