Heather has over 30 years’ experience, most recently as a partner at Pinsent Masons and prior to that as the head of tax at a FTSE 100 company, an anti-avoidance adviser at HMRC and a partner at a Big 4 accounting firm.
She is a member of International Tax Review’s Global Tax 50 2017, recognised for her work in setting up the ‘Women in Tax’ network and regularly speaks and writes on tax matters.
Heather is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and of the Chartered Institute of Taxation; she has a long-standing interest in tax policy and has previously been a member of the CBI Tax Committee for a number of years, and is a former chair of the Chartered Institute of Taxation’s technical committee.
Heather is an experienced speaker and media commentator and frequently comments on topical tax issues on BBC radio and TV as well as at professional and academic conferences.
Heather lives in Macclesfield on the edge of the Peak District so is a weekly commuter to London. As well as spending time with her family and dogs, Heather enjoys singing and the theatre (particularly Shakespeare).
She and her husband are close to completing the restoration of an ex-BR steam engine and hope that it will shortly be back in running order!