Salford Business School appoints Rachael Shah as Honorary Industry Fellow

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The University of Salford Business School is delighted to welcome Rachael Shah as it appoints her as an Honorary Industry Fellow.

Rachael Shah portrait

Industry Fellowships are given to those who have strong connections with the University, and who are leaders in their field with a strong portfolio of experience.

Currently Head of Digital and Sustainability at Salford textiles supplier Swiscot Group, Rachael is also advocating and supporting other SMEs on their net zero journey.

She is also a Non-Executive Director for Manchester’s People’s History Museum, providing direction and input on the museum’s income-generating activities.

In addition, Rachael is a past president of JCI Manchester, an organisation known across the region for providing support and training to businesses and entrepreneurs, with a particular focus on young professionals via the Manchester Young Talent Awards. Rachael will bring this experience of mentorship to her role with the University of Salford, where she will be hosting guest talks to students to share her wealth of knowledge around the business landscape.

Rachael shares many of the values of Salford Business School, including a drive to boost equity and diversity within the business world, and this will make her a great fit for the Honorary Industry Fellowship role.

“I’m delighted at the opportunity to support Salford students navigate the challenging and exciting times ahead of them,” commented Rachael.

“Community building skills have a key role to play in driving positive change. The Salford Business school are equipping students with the skills for sustainable transformation and I’m honoured to help play a part in their journey.” 

Dr Francine Morris, Associate Dean for Enterprise and Engagement at Salford Business School, added: “Everyone at Salford Business School and the Centre for Sustainable Innovation are thrilled to welcome Rachael onboard. Her knowledge and experience, particularly in helping people just starting out on their careers, as well as her current role which is rooted in sustainability, made her the perfect fit for the role of Honorary Industry Fellow. I look forward to working closely with Rachael to create opportunities for our students and alumni, and continue to put Salford on the map both across the UK and beyond.”

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