Rachel Maclean was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 14 February 2020. She was elected Conservative MP for Redditch in 2017.
Rachel was elected as Member of Parliament for Redditch at the 2017 General Election. She sat on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee between September 2017 and June 2018. Rachel has served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Home Office, Department for Work and Pensions and HM Treasury.
Career outside politics
Rachel joined HSBC in 1989, working in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. In 2005 she set up a publishing company with her husband specialising in IT and software content. More recently Rachel co-founded a HR-software business which provides a platform for SMEs to use the latest technology tools to run their businesses more efficiently. Rachel founded ‘Skilled and Ready’, a charity working with schools to help young people develop skills that businesses look for in their employees.
Rachel studied Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s College, Oxford and obtained a master’s degree in Work and Occupational Psychology from Aston University.
Rachel is married and has 3 sons and a daughter.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Rachel Maclean has responsibility for:
With the Government bringing forward the ban on sales of new petrol/diesel cars and vans to 2030, and hybrids in 2035, the need for companies to start introducing electric vehicles onto their fleets has become even more urgent. This year will see lots of new EVs come to market giving more choice than ever before, but there are many learnings for businesses when it comes to choosing the right vehicles, understanding the range of technologies and, perhaps most challenging, establishing an effective workplace charging infrastructure. The Electric Fleet conference will draw on the knowledge of the UK’s top EV experts who will provide best practice advice to ensure you have a pain-free journey to electric.