Prior to WHO she was script editor on the daytime BBC soap Doctors. Like many others involved in Torchwood Raynor came from a theatre backgound. She directed the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Royal Opera House, and worked with several other prestigious companies. So not only will she provide a woman's touch, she could just add a spot of class to the saucy program as well.
PS: Barrowman will be on The Wright Stuff on Channel Five tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at nine. Today Radio 1 Newsbeat did a Torchwood piece which you can probably still listen to online here. However, it's nothing new we don't already know.