Rachel Hayes

Rachel Hayes

Head of Networks and Development, Regen

Rachel leads Regen’s networks and development, as well as the organisation’s events, marketing and communications.

Rachel leads the development of our membership strategy – delivering value to member companies and harnessing insight, including Regen members and The Electricity Storage Network.  Rachel founded a thriving national Women in Renewables network, EWiRE, to ensure the sector is at the forefront of harnessing talent. Rachel is also the driving force behind some of the leading clean energy events including Smart Energy Marketplace, the annual Green Energy Awards and our stakeholder engagement projects.   In her role as a director of Community Energy England Rachel has helped develop the organisation from start up to a powerful voice for the community energy sector.

Rachel received a British Empire Medal in 2017 for her services to the energy sector, in particular, her work supporting the development of women in the sector.

Previously Rachel worked for the Tour of Britain and was part of an agency working with clients such as Nokia and Vodafone.