Heather joined ACTCOSS in August 2021 as the Head of Sector Capability. She has responsibility for strengthening the ACT community sector’s ability to engage with the ACT Government on policy and program issues, managing community sector consultation and engagement through the Joint Community Government Reference Group, and strengthening organisational capacities including through the Human Resources Network. Heather also oversights the new ACTCOSS Community Sector Careers Hub project.
Heather has an extensive background working on the Australian Government’s international aid program, most recently managing monitoring and evaluation for the Australian Non‑government Cooperation Program. She is passionate about social justice and inclusive policy making, and has a commitment to building the capacity of the community sector in the ACT.