ZEAL announces Rachel McHale as new Managing Director


ZEAL Creative has recently announced that Rachel McHale has been promoted to the role of Managing Director 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 both the IPM Diploma in Promotional Marketing and the IPM Diploma in Experiential Marketing.

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 more proud 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, and 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.”