Heather Thomson

Chief Operating Officer

Heather is Global Sisters’ Chief Operating Officer, Trustee of the McLean Foundation and Ambassador for Opportunity International Australia. Heather is a microfinance and community development specialist, committed to microfinance being delivered in a way that empowers women and brings families out of poverty permanently.
Heather has 15 years’ experience in microfinance, having worked with the global microfinance organisation, Opportunity International throughout Asia. Locally, she worked on the establishment of Many Rivers Microfinance and prepared research for the government on the state of microfinance in Australia.
Heather has run her own consultancy and worked with various government and not-for-profit organisations to develop frameworks for capacity building, impact measurement and donor management programs.