Heather Watson

Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now?

I provide strategic advice in advisory and governance roles for organisations that make a difference in communities through the provision of infrastructure or health and community services.

What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?

To make a difference in the lives of people and communities.

What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity’?

Strength, perspectives, experience.

What do you think it will take to develop truly diverse thinking within the legal industry?

A deep and committed appreciation of the value of diversity (in its broadest sense) by those individuals who currently hold the power and influence in key roles within the legal industry – with value being understood to be both economic and social value.

Heather is Principal Lawyer/Director at Watson Advisory and Non Executive Director for a range of organisations including: Children’s Health Queensland, Queensland Rail and Uniting.