Heather began her career with Leicestershire Record Office. She has expertise in local government and independent heritage services, ranging from the natural and historic environment to museums, arts, archives, and libraries. In addition to securing a broad range of externally funded projects with community, economic and heritage partners, she oversaw the award-winning revitalisation of Bosworth Battlefield, including internationally significant archaeological fieldwork and conservation planning.
Heather has been a member of the Museum Association’s Ethics Committee and is currently a board member of Derby Museums Trust. She has been an independent parish councillor and a member of a local Community Interest Company. She undertakes a variety of voluntary roles in her community. She is currently supporting the Bosworth1485 Art Trail project in Leicestershire and contributes to online cataloguing projects in the heritage and environmental sectors.
Heather believes that heritage makes a real difference to people’s lives; helping communities connect with their surroundings, improving health and wellbeing and contributing to the local economy. As a committee member, Heather is committed to supporting the work of The National Lottery Heritage Fund in encouraging community cohesion, inclusion, and sustainability.