Heather Allan – Lung Foundation Australia

Heather Allan is the Chief Executive Officer for Lung Foundation Australia and brings a wealth of business, public health promotion and advocacy knowledge to the role.

She has worked for the Lung Foundation since 2005, initially as Director of the COPD National Program before becoming the Director of Marketing and Health Strategy.

Heather has a strong background in public health awareness campaigns and in developing strategies to encourage people to look after their health. Before joining the Lung Foundation, Heather worked in various senior roles in public health in New Zealand.

In addition to public health roles, she served for four years as the Executive Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

She ran her own communications and strategic planning consultancy for five years with clients from a variety of sectors, including tourism, health and hospitals, fashion and local politics.