Rachel Jackson has over 20 years’ experience in private heritage practice and working with the Commonwealth government.
Rachel specialises in heritage projects for Commonwealth agencies following the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act), Australia’s central piece of environmental legislation for World, National and Commonwealth Heritage places.
The Commonwealth project work is often for large and complex sites, where Rachel has assisted in achieving heritage compliance, good management and positive operational outcomes. She provides strategic heritage and cultural landscape advice for iconic sites such as the Australian War Memorial, Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Site at Norfolk Island, the Port Arthur Historic Site, the Australian National University, the Australian Parliament House, Old Parliament House and Australian Academy of Science.
Rachel is a Getty Conservation Institute Scholar. She is an ICOMOS member and involved in several ICOMOS scientific committees.
‘Protecting and celebrating cultural heritage is essential for a sustainable future.’
Master of Heritage Conservation, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Design (Interior Design), University of Technology, Sydney
Canberra Modern, Creative Director and Co-Founder, 2017–present
ACT Heritage Council, Member, 2017–2020
ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) International Scientific Committee for Energy and Sustainability, Vice President, 2021 and Member, 2011–present
ICOMOS International Scientific Committee Cultural Landscapes, Expert Member, 2008–present
Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee for Energy and Sustainability, Convener, 2010–present
National Trust of Australia (NSW and ACT), Member
Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member