Heather founded and led the RBS women’s internal network for over 12 years, and has now assumed an advisory role to ensure the strategy of the network supports the delivery of RBS gender targets. She mentors a number of women across the different franchises, and engages front line staff around the gender & ethnicity agenda. She organised and sponsored the 2017/2018 Women in trade , WINTRADE conference for 200 plus global female entrepreneurs representing RBS/Natwest. Externally, Heather is the Chair & Trustee of CMI Women, which has a membership of 16,000 members. She is also an NED for Enterprise Enfield, and is involved in an initiative which is focused on coaching & mentoring 80 young black girls in supporting their aspirations. She was invited to speak at the UN Spring summit in Washington, on behalf of the World Bank, IMF, UN & Global Banking Alliance, in the presence of HRH Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. She has also been invited to participate in a round table of Dutch Bankers to share best practise around the WIB proposition for Female entrepreneurs.