Rachel McDonald

Managing Director, North 

Rachel oversees operations for the largest agency group outside of London which spans four offices in the North of England and Scotland, and includes key agency brands: Carat, iProspect, Vizeum, Amplifi and Fetch.

Rachel started her agency career two decades ago in London before enjoying a successful stint in Australia at Mindshare Sydney. She returned to Manchester and joined Carat in 2001 where she rose up the ranks playing a pivotal role in developing the innovative thinking and collaborative approach that fuelled dentsu North’s success. This contribution was recognised as she was named its first-ever Managing Director in March 2018.

She also plays an active role in the network’s Women in Leadership programme and leads the Manchester office’s Diversity and Inclusion Board.

Rachel McDonald, Managing Director, dentsu, North