Vera Heather

Vera is an Organisational Development professional with over 12 years experience partnering with leaders to enable them and their organizations to thrive. For the past 7 years, Vera has worked as the Head of Talent and Organisational Development at Macquarie Group, where she was responsible for leading and delivering on the diversity and inclusion strategy, and driving talent management, engagement, culture and learning priorities. Previously, Vera has worked as a leadership development consultant at PwC, where she was involved in the development of the Firm’s senior partners.

that in order to embrace the opportunities and challenges that emerge in a highly complex and ever-changing world, leaders need to embrace a growth mindset and develop self-awareness, flexibility, and courage. She is committed to her own personal and continuous professional development and is currently completing her Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology from The University of Sydney.

As an executive coach, Vera thrives on working with individuals and businesses to navigate the highly complex, ever-evolving organisational landscape. Vera’s passion is to partner with leaders in co-creating their inclusive leadership capability with a strong focus on the systemic forces that shape behaviour, relationships, and culture. She also has a keen interest in supporting women to step into and thrive in leadership positions.

Vera’s practical approach, curiosity and desire to get to the root cause of issues coupled with a strong belief in people’s potential allow her to quickly build trust with her clients and sustain long-term relationships and collaboration with clients across the globe.

Vera is based in Sydney with her husband and two young children. She loves exploring beautiful Sydney Harbour by ferry, building elaborate Lego sets with her children, reading and travel. She is fluent in English and Russian.