Member of the Governance and Risk Committee
CEO of the RHH Research Foundation
2013 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year (Community/Government Sector)
2020 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Judge
Chair of the judging panel for the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women 2014 – 2018
Tasmanian Ambassador – Honour a Woman Program (National)
Parent of a Collegiate Alumni
Heather has enjoyed a diverse career in the not-for-profit sector, with a focus on adding value to the broader community. While undertaking roles in the areas of health and education across Tasmania, Heather has also contributed at a governance level to a number of women’s organisations, including through her Ministerial appointment to the Tasmanian Women’s Council in 2011. Following this, Heather was delighted to accept a Ministerial appointment as Chair of the judging panel for the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women 2014 – 2018 and became the Tasmanian Ambassador to the National Honour a Woman program in 2020.
After completing two terms as a Director on the Board of the Tasmanian Community Fund and also on the Board of Primary Health Tasmania, Heather was appointed to the Legal Professions Board of Tasmania as a layperson member in 2018 for an initial five-year term.
Following commencement as CEO of the RHH Research Foundation in 2011, Heather was acknowledged as the Telstra Business Woman of the Year (Community/Government Sector) for Tasmania in 2013 and continues to contribute to this program as a judge in the state and national awards. She is inspired about the potential for women and girls to join together in making a difference to communities across Tasmania and sees her role as Chair of Collegiate’s Board as offering valuable future opportunities to assist with this.
Heather’s most rewarding role is, of course, as a mum. She has two children, now young adults, who both commenced their association with Collegiate from their days at the Early Learning Centre. Heather is honoured to have this chance to become more closely involved in the strategic direction of St Michael’s Collegiate and its broader community over the coming years.