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Rachel Carrell

Founder and CEO, Koru Kids
Rachel Carrell is the founder and CEO of Koru Kids, a fast-growing technology company dedicated to helping working parents who need childcare. Originally from New Zealand, she has a masters and doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Rachel is the former CEO of, which she grew to 1.3 million patients in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. In 2012 Management Today featured her as a ‘businesswoman to watch’, and in 2014 Ms Carrell was elected to the World Economic Forum’s group of Young Global Leaders, a group which also includes Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Marissa Mayer. Rachel is also the mother of two kids under 4 years old. It was when she had her first baby and experienced how difficult and expensive it was to arrange childcare, that she decided to found Koru Kids in order to help other working parents.