Heather is a proud Tasmanian who has spent considerable time living and working in a range of locations across the state, including smaller, regional communities. With a background that spans health, disability and education, her skills in communication and advocacy have assisted her to lead and work with others in delivering a positive impact to the community.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the University of Tasmania and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Heather has built grass-roots knowledge of the needs and challenges faced across the state through roles upon several boards including the Tasmanian Community Fund, Primary Health Tasmania and also as a lay member of the Legal Profession Board of Tasmania. Most recently, Heather has been CEO of the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation for over a decade.

Seeking opportunities to work with and for others, Heather knows the importance of building relationships of trust in order to effect positive change. She understands the value of working collaboratively and recognises it is vital to listen and learn in nurturing relationships. Heather never shies away from challenge and aims to continue working with passion and energy as well as compassion and empathy.