Heather is originally from Lancashire, UK. Heather and her husband Barry moved to Portugal in May 2020 with his job for Nokia and live in Malveira da Serra. They have three children: Kurt 28, Adam 26 and Kate 24, all living and working in the UK.
Throughout Heather’s career she worked in hospitality, the NHS and, for the last 20 years, in education. Heather comes with a wealth of experience in administration including being a school governor for 10 years and secretary of the school Parent Teachers Association for 15 years.
The IWP was Heather’s lifeline when she first arrived in Portugal. As a person whose husband works full time and whose children are grown up, she was unsure how to make friends. The IWP has been amazing! Heather met ladies from all walks of life and made firm friends. Now Heather would like to get more involved in the organisation as she is keen to help other new members to settle in this gorgeous place we all enjoy living in.