Rachael Shadbolt

Rachael Shadbolt - General Manager Accommodation, Partnerships and Communications

Mobile: 027 536 8045
Fax: 04 384 8044
Email: rachael.shadbolt@hospitalitynz.org.nz
Postal: PO Box 503, Wellington 6140


Rachael joined the team in early 2016 as GM Accommodation, Partnerships and Communication. Her role keeps her busy heading up the new AccommodationNZ division within Hospitality New Zealand which represents the commercial accommodation sector in New Zealand.

When she's not busy advocating on behalf of the accommodation sector she can be found negotiating partnership deals for members and ensuring hospitality and accommodation issues are communicated in a loud and clear voice to local and central government and to the media - and to anyone else who will listen.

Rachael has a extensive background in accommodation and tourism, having originally trained in hotel management and then branched out into tourism and events. Along the way she started speaking up on behalf of the sectors she worked in and, while challenging at times, decided that this was where she could do the most good.

Outside of work, she spends a lot of time trying to reclaim her garden after years of house renovation neglect and playing 'mum taxi' to her daughter's various activities. Married to Ben, a chef by trade, and Head of School at the WELTEC School of Hospitality, she has a deep appreciation for the challenges associated with operating in the hospitality sector and understands the commitment, passion and determination required to succeed.

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