Knowle West Health Park Company has a new Chief Executive – following the departure of Vicki Morris in June.
Heather Williams has lived in South Bristol all her life – enjoying “the realness of people and the opportunity to have a natter with someone wherever you are.”
She comes to the post from Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership – where she was a community development worker for ten years. For the past few years she has also delivered the Dundry View Neighbourhood Partnership.
She says: “My role was a mixture of anything and everything that would enable residents to have a say in how they lived in their community and be part of the solution – from drinking tea to picking up dog poo…
“Over the last four years I’ve been working alongside partners and residents – looking at how people can make a positive difference in their lives by improving their health and wellbeing.
“I have found this work really exciting because it offers so many opportunities in so many areas from the environment to physical activities and one change can improve so much.”
Heather is looking forward to taking on her new position and “the challenge it will be.”
She says: “I realise Vicki Morris will be a hard act to follow but am so thankful that she has paved a glorious path for me to walk – almost like the yellow brick road!”
Heather shares Vicki’s love of cake at work – and promises to put her baking skills to good use in her new role.
Her other interests include swimming in the sea – having purchased a wet suit recently – and she has also been known to known to jump out of an airplane at 10,000 feet and abseil down Avon Gorge and tall buildings!
She’s enthusiastic at the prospect of getting to know the community and hopes people will feel free to contact her and say “hello”.
She says: “Once I get my head around all that I need to know I will hopefully be out and about meeting people.”