We are excited to announce that as of February 1, Wood Mackenzie is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government. Our focus remains on providing you with the best intelligence, analytics, data and tools to ensure you are making the best data-driven business decisions with confidence.  

Read more in our news release here. 


Rachel Williams

Vice President, Head of Centres of Excellence


  • Global
  • Downstream oil refining
  • Midstream oil and gas

Get in touch with Rachel

As Global Head of our Centres of Excellence, Rachel leads three groups – modelling, demand and economics and maritime – responsible for the definition and adoption of global best practice. She is also responsible for overseeing commercial activities and driving continuous product improvements for our Vesseltracker business. As part of her role, she develops strong relationships with our clients and works closely with our internal teams to ensure that we provide the best product possible.

Rachel first joined Wood Mackenzie in 2011. Prior to re-joining the company in 2015, she was vice president at Citi, primarily focused on trading strategies for clean product markets. Overall, she brings nearly two decades of experience working at Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi, and has developed a comprehensive understanding of the energy industry with a strong focus on downstream and commercial value creation within the oil industry. During her time in banking, she performed advisory consulting for both industry and financial clients through buyside due diligence and cash flow modelling.

Looking forward, Rachel strives to transform our offerings to keep pace with the industry’s rapid changes. Her ability to challenge the status quo has paved the way for new ways of thinking and ensures that our research and analysis stay on the cutting edge.


Bachelor’s Chemical Engineering, University of Bath