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 professional, having started at a UK national firm, before joining a US firm and latterly an Asia headquartered international firm.
Her role analyses and monitors the local and international legal market, drives change and manages corporate development; introducing and redefining policy, process and practice in line with business needs. Rachel’s focus on strategy delivery has seen her drive revenue and profit growth, increase market share, and improve business efficiency.
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 at King & Wood Mallesons. She was also named ‘Law Firm Management Individual of the Year’ in The Lawyer magazine Business Management Awards for her instrumental role in delivering legacy SJ Berwin’s ground-breaking combination with King & Wood Mallesons in November 2013.