Heather is a distinguished strategic leader and HR professional, currently serving as the Chief People Officer for Lincolnshire Co-operative.
Renowned for its exceptional employment practices, the organisation holds accolades such as Investors in People Platinum, Disability Confident Leading, and is a dedicated Mindful Employer.
Heather brings a wealth of sector expertise, having navigated the realms of retail, defense, utilities within Blue Chip FTSE 100 companies, and the Co-operative sector. As a testament to her commitment and influence, she holds a position on the Business in the Community East Midlands Leadership Team. Heather is an Economics graduate from the University of York, a Fellow of the CIPD, and has earned the prestigious MBA designation.
Beyond her professional commitments, Heather serves as the Vice-Chair of Governors at a Boston College, a General FE College. She also assumes the role of Chair for the Greater Lincolnshire Cornerstone Employer Group, advocating for best practices in business support within careers education.
Heather’s contributions have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by her recent achievement of the distinguished title of Executive Leader of the Year at the People in Retail Awards in 2023, a recognition that aptly reflects her outstanding accomplishments and leadership prowess.