Heather Williams

WHS Consultant, Marsh Risk Consulting2015 Sydney Fellowship


We need sustainability leaders in all industries, social groups, and locations. We need citizens to lead governments, workers to lead employers, and consumers to lead companies.

What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL? 

I gained increased self awareness and realised the power of being a role model.

Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a ‘change maker’ in your field?

I started my career as a physiotherapist because I wanted to help people, and worked in roles where I helped rehabilitate injured workers before I eventually became interested in preventing these injuries, by working in the field of Work Health and Safety.

I had always been very conscious of our environmental problems since I was a child. However it was not until my early 30s when, after a self-development course and a chance meeting with an unlikely sustainability leader on a dancefloor, I realised I wouldn't be happy unless I was making my own contribution to a sustainable world.

How did CSL play a role in directing your current path or project?

CSL has helped increase my self awareness, understand others better, and made me realise that being a positive example is an important way of being a leader. I better understand the link between personal happiness and environmental sustainability. CSL has also helped me realise that sustainability leaders can work in any industry or company.

In 25 words or less, tell us why leadership for sustainability is important.

We need sustainability leaders in all industries, social groups, and locations. We need citizens to lead governments, workers to lead employers, and consumers to lead companies.

What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?

I plan to integrate environment and sustainability into my career in work health and safety management. I have a particular interest in food and fashion, as they two of our biggest consumer impacts, and I would love to work on a project that makes it easier for people to contribute to a more sustainable world when eating out at restaurants. I'd also love to use my work health safety and sustainability skills to help ensure ethical and sustainable supply chains in industries such as textiles and clothing.

What are three words you would use to describe the Fellowship Program?

Holistic. Introspective. Empowering.

Heather can be contacted via

E-Mail: heathermona@hotmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heather.michelle.3745

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