Victorian Commission for Residential Tenancies
Heather worked for many years in homelessness and affordable housing before being appointed Victoria’s first Commissioner for Residential Tenancies in 2018. The Commissioner role was introduced to give stronger representation to Victorian renters and residents of rooming houses, caravan parks and specialist disability accommodation. Heather is also a member of the independent panel reviewing the regulation of social and affordable housing for the Minister for Housing and the Assistant Treasurer in Victoria. She previously served as Deputy CEO of Launch Housing, with the Victorian government in homelessness policy and in various other not for profit organisations across Melbourne and regional Victoria. She designed and operated a range of housing projects, support programs and rough sleeping solutions. She created HomeGround Real Estate in Melbourne and expanded its operation to Sydney and Canberra.