Rachel Maclean


Rachel Maclean was Minister of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities between 7 February 2023 and 13 November 2023.

She was previously Minister of State at Ministry of Justice between 7 September and 28 October 2022.

She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office between 17 September 2021 and 6 July 2022, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport between 14 February 2020 and 16 September 2021.

She was elected Conservative MP for Redditch in 2017.

Political career

Rachel was elected as Member of Parliament for Redditch at the 2017 General Election. She sat on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee between September 2017 and June 2018. Rachel has served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Home Office, Department for Work and Pensions and HM Treasury.

Career outside politics

Rachel joined HSBC in 1989, working in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. In 2005 she set up a publishing company with her husband specialising in IT and software content. More recently Rachel co-founded a HR-software business which provides a platform for SMEs to use the latest technology tools to run their businesses more efficiently. Rachel founded ‘Skilled and Ready’, a charity working with schools to help young people develop skills that businesses look for in their employees.


Rachel studied Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s College, Oxford and obtained a master’s degree in Work and Occupational Psychology from Aston University.

Personal life

Rachel is married and has 3 sons and a daughter.