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CURRENT GOVERNANCE BOARD ROLES

Uniting (NSW.ACT) - Chair

Epic Good Foundation - Chair

Queensland Rail - Director & Chair, Audit & Risk Committee

Childrens Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service - Board Member

Uniting (VIC.TAS) Ltd - Director and Chair of Governance Committee

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services Ltd (a subsidiary of UnitingCare Qld) - Director

National Affordable Housing Consortium Ltd - Director and Chair of Governance and Remuneration Committee


CURRENT ADVISORY BOARD AND COMMITTEE ROLES

Community Services Industry Alliance Reform Council - Chair

Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission - Advisory Board

Queensland Family and Child Commission - Advisory Council and Chair, Audit & Risk Committee

PAST GOVERNANCE ROLES

UnitingCare Qld - Board Member and Chair (2005 to 2014)

Trinity Health Services Ltd - a joint venture between UnitingCare Health and Mater Health Services (2013 to 2015)

Board Connect Ltd - Director and Chair (2010 to 2016)

Australian Legal Sector Alliance Ltd  (2012 to 2015)

Community Service Industry Alliance - Director & Inaugural Chair  (2014 to 2018)

LEGAL AND ADVISORY ROLES

Watson Advisory & Consulting Pty Ltd - Principal Lawyer & Director (2017 to current)

McCullough Robertson, Lawyers - Senior Lawyer, Partner, Consultant (2006 to 2018 )

Roberts Nehmer McKee, Lawyers, Townsville - including predecessor firm as articled clerk and admitted lawyer 1983 to 2006 including 17 years as Partner

SPEAKING

Heather regularly presents on legal and governance topics relevant to her technical skills as well as on leadership issues more broadly. 

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

Heather’s specialist legal and governance expertise and her leadership strengths have been recognized in a range of ways including:

2011 Recipient of the Laurie Cowled Women in Leadership Scholarship to attend 2011 Harvard Business School’s Women in Leadership Program.

2012 and 2013 Finalist (and award winner in 2013) Euromoney LMG Australasian Women in Business Law Awards - Corporate Governance category.

2014 - 2019 Best Lawyers Australia – Non-profit / Charity Law category.

2016 - Finalist - Inaugural Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards (Pro bono category.)

2017 - Ranked as ‘leading’ in Queensland Health and Aged Care Lawyer category and ‘recommended’ in the Australian Health and Aged Care Lawyer category

Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017, 2018 and 2019 as Band 1 Lawyer in the Charities practice area.

2019 - Participant - "Strategy for Health Care Delivery".  Harvard Business School - Executive Education Program -

 

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