Heather is a master synergizer, with an enthusiastic curiosity for identifying innovative technologies and approaches to tackle major health care market needs.

Heather has spent the majority of her career focused on delivering game-changing innovation. Before Optum Ventures, she was senior director of new ventures & transactions at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, London. She has over 10 years of experience in the venture capital industry, gained while working for both early stage technology funds and corporate venture groups and has invested in a broad range of opportunities from medical devices to digital and consumer health care. Heather started her career at Unilever and holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and PhD in Clinical Biochemistry both from Queen’s University, Belfast.