Heather is a financial journalist, broadcaster and conference moderator.
Having worked in the City of London for five years, first as a graduate trainee stockbroker with Rowe & Pitman and then as a fund manager with Allied Hambro, she became a journalist with Financial Weekly before going to work for the Financial Times.
She became a freelance journalist when her daughter was born and has contributed to a number of publications including Sunday Times Travel, Travel Weekly, Weekend FT and How to Spend It, Management Today, Modern Investor, The New Statesman, Reader’s Digest, Healthy, Travel Weekly, Scanorama, Voyager, The Guardian and Money Management. As an interviewer, she has asked David Attenborough if he believed in God, discussed economics with Gordon Brown and human suffering with Professor Hans Rosling, and horses and cancer with Clare Balding. She has also reported on Moneybox and Financial World Tonight.
In 2014 she was a Visiting Scholar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, while researching Sweden’s role in the Second World War, inspired by her grandfather’s experiences in helping to keep Swedish iron ore reaching the UK. She has also written the Rough Guide Chronicle of Irish History.
From 2004 – 2016 Heather edited Trust, an award-winning quarterly investment magazine for investors with Baillie Gifford & Co, Scotland’s largest independent fund managers. She has also edited digital and printed magazines for Janus Henderson, The Co-operative Travel Group, Jupiter Asset Management, Gartmore, Hamptons, IBM, WH Smith, Orange, Lloyds and Barclays, Haggie Financial, Constantine Fine Art and Canopius.