Heather has been Chief Executive of Cosgrove Care since September 2016.  She is a qualified Occupational Therapist with experience of working in Health, Local Government and the Third Sector at a senior level.

Heather has previously been Chief Executive of Who Cares? Scotland, a national organisation working with looked after children, Country Director for Scotland for the Princes Trust and Director for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

She has a special interest in Human Rights and has contributed extensively to the development of health and social care policy and practice on a local and national level throughout her career.  Heather has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues in her range of roles.  She believes passionately in keeping people at the centre of what we do, in developing new and innovative service models and in seeking positive solutions for the challenges social care faces.

Heather is a non-executive Director of Bon Accord, the arm’s length trading company set up to deliver services in Aberdeen City Council where she has focused on the role of the Occupational Therapy services in improving social care provision. She is also a Trustee of West of Scotland Deaf Children’s Society.

Heather has lead the modernisation of Cosgrove, extending the range and location of our services and  refreshing our strategic vision. She has a central role in supporting and diversifying income, driving improvements in practice and ensuring participation of those we work with is at the centre of our practice.

Heather lives in Lochwinnoch with her family and enjoys walking, travelling and making balloon animals!