Heather is our new chair and joined the board in January 2023.

Her work focuses on enabling purpose driven businesses to grow, without losing the essence of what it stands for. She has sponsored the development of Origin Workspace through a significant build project and sees this experience, as being invaluable to the development of the new YouthZone in South Bristol.

It was in education that Heather started her career, as a PE teacher working at the local Bedminster Down school. She has remained working in the sector and is committed to improving life chances for children and young people irrespective of their economic or cultural background. 

Heather said :"Youth Moves have done some amazing work with young people in South Bristol and the core values and beliefs that lie at the heart of what they do shone through when I first met the team. I was delighted to be asked to take on the Chair role in the next phase of its journey."

Outside of work Heather enjoys walking, cycling, skiing and sailing, and when she can going to the theatre and travelling to new places.

And despite being petrified of heights, her biggest challenge was trying paragliding!