Rachel Connell

Rachel Connell

Rachel Connell was appointed Executive Director, Water, in the Department of Industry, on 7 May 2018.
From January 2015 to May 2018, Rachel was Deputy Director General, DPI Strategy & Policy in
the NSW Department of Primary Industries, where she built a reputation for delivering innovative
policy and program solutions and for developing high performing and engaged teams.
Prior to January 2015 Rachel set up and led the Office of Coal Seam Gas where she had
responsibility for developing and implementing a strengthened regulatory framework with a strong
focus on risk-based compliance and community consultation.
Rachel is a lawyer by training, who has worked in Commonwealth and State Government,
indigenous organisations and private practice.