Researcher biography

I’m a senior manager at a leading Australian energy company, and an Adjunct Professor at the UQ Energy Initiative. By way of career background, I’m a qualified solicitor and held executive roles in the public and private sectors. My experience ranges across politics, government, legal, strategy and corporate affairs in various industries. My expertise in strategy development and stakeholder engagement has led to the management of several highly complex social licence issues, as well as crisis situations. In 2016, I was selected to attend Harvard University’s inaugural program on Climate Change and Energy. Through both my industry and academic work, I am focused on establishing long-term, sustainable policy which balances the climate-energy nexus. I have a long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and improving the representation of women in leadership roles and, in 2015, was appointed as Chair of a diversity initiative.

Heidi's principal advisor is Professor Karen Hussey.