The Women’s Jewellery Network has appointed Rachael Taylor as its new creative director.
A jewellery industry media and events strategist, Rachael is a regular writer for The Financial Times, Condé Nast, Retail Jeweller and Rapaport, and was the founding editor of Professional Jeweller and WatchPro magazines.
Speaking about the appointment WJN managing director Victoria McKay said, “This announcement gives me immense pleasure; I am personally over the moon to welcome Rachael to the WJN Board. Rachael is an indisputable jewellery industry heavyweight and the entire team is buzzing with excitement to hear her insights on our evolving strategy and direction. I’ve always valued Rachael’s opinion; from the moment I met her, I could tell she was a force to be reckoned with.
“So, when I started WJN, I was so pleased to recruit her as a founding Ambassador. Given where we have moved the organisation, and with a mindful eye on where we want to take this movement in the future, Rachael’s appointment to the Board is both exciting and timely.”
Rachael is also the co-founder of The Jewellery Cut, a platform that supports and exposes independent jewellery designers through engaging editorial social posts and live events, including a bi-annual jewellery showcase during London Fashion Week.
She joins the WJN leadership team of managing director Victoria McKay, research & insights director Kathryn Bishop and communications director Nyasha Pitt effective immediately. WJN’s wider team includes 45 ambassadors globally and four advocates based in the UK.