Rachel is now Managing Director of ZEAL

ZEAL is very proud to announce that Rachel McHale has been promoted to the role of Managing Director at ZEAL with immediate effect.

Rob and Stewart, the founders of ZEAL, have worked closely with Rachel for over 12 years and she has been the agency’s Client Development Director for the past 6 months.

Originally a graduate in Marketing from Liverpool University, Rachel is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading strategists on promotional and shopper marketing. On top of a wealth of hands-on project experience, Rachel holds the IPM Diploma in Promotional Marketing, the IPM Diploma in Experiential Marketing and the Certificate for Excellence in Marketing from the MAA.

Most recently, Rachel graduated with honours from the ‘Future Leaders Academy’, a unique training scheme created and hosted by the Marketing Agencies Association (MAA) to help talented senior agency staff take the step to board leadership roles.

Beyond her industry smarts, Rachel is a fun-loving, humble, down-to-earth leader who enjoys the full support of her passionate and energetic team. Nobody works harder in the entire agency than Rachel and the example she sets for everyone is inspiring. Rach has much she can teach to our ever growing team and her new role will make this more important than ever.

Founders of ZEAL, Rob and Stewart, couldn’t be prouder of Rachel’s meteoric rise:

“When we named our company ZEAL, it was to embody everything we were all about personally; passion, energy and enthusiasm. Rachel not only lives up to this primary value, she takes it to the next level. Rachel’s work ethic is the stuff of legend and her passion for her clients and the success of her team is a joy to behold. As we continue to grow, we need to build a strong senior team around a leader that embodies our values and the right person for that role is Rachel. We will continue to be work hand-in-hand with Rachel over the coming years to help her deliver on her own personal dream to be the best agency MD in the world.”


Rachel is excited by the road ahead:

“It truly is an honour and a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead such a wonderful team. I am incredibly excited about what the future holds for ZEAL and what we can all achieve together. Whilst this new role will hold new challenges it is the ability to stay hands-on, leading the development of our clients and their business alongside Robert and Stewart that remains my priority and passion.”

Outside of work, Rachel can be found either planning her own wedding next year to her incredibly supportive partner David, or shouting at the top of her voice whilst following her beloved Manchester City everywhere they go.

Everyone at ZEAL wishes Rachel all the best for what we know will be a massive success!

If you have what it takes to make it to the top, or if you want to work for an inspirational leader like Rachel, get in touch. We’ll need more ZEAL than ever in 2019 and Rachel would love to hear from you. Contact rachel@zealcreative.com