Heather is the Chief Operating Officer of Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD), a non-profit which aims to help the maritime industry eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by shaping standards, deploying solutions, financing projects, and fostering collaboration across sectors. In this capacity, she oversees the financial, legal, talent, administrative, and technology aspects of the company.
Prior to GCMD, Heather worked as the Director of Human Resources for Promontory Financial Group Australasia, an IBM Company, for 13 years. She managed human resource efforts for Promontory across the South East Asian, Australian/New Zealand, and sub-Saharan African regions. Heather’s key priorities included nurturing existing talent and identifying new talent to support the group for the firm in these fast growing regions.
Before joining Promontory, Heather was a consultant with Carmichael Consulting Pty. Ltd., where she assisted in setting up regulatory agencies for non-banking financial institutions and capacity-building for risk-based prudential supervision in developing countries including Namibia, Malawi, Botswana, Uganda, and El Salvador.
Previously, Heather worked for Goldman Sachs (Singapore) in their Asia-Pacific Equity Research Division and for Goldman Sachs (Hong Kong) in their Investment Banking Division.
Heather graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from Princeton University.