Heather Watson - McCullough Robertson

Heather Watson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 61 7 3233 8820

Heather has broad experience across the nonprofit sector, having acted for and been a member of many community and charitable organisations.  Her expertise covers aged health and community services, affordable housing and indigenous communities.

Heather focuses on establishing and restructuring legal and tax entities for charitable and nonprofit organisations, advising boards on risk and governance related issues and establishing charitable foundations.

As the role of government in the funding and delivery of human services is changing, this has led to an even greater demand for Heather’s high-level strategic advice.

Heather and her team have a proven deep understanding of their clients’ needs.   Her drive and determination, coupled with technical knowledge and strong commercial awareness, ensures that clients extract maximum value from funding for their projects.

Heather assists in leadership of the firm's Community Partnership Program.  She is a director of McCullough Robertson Foundation Ltd which is a conduit for giving by the partners, staff and clients of McCullough Robertson and forms part of the firm’s Community Partnership Program. Heather recently completed a maximum term of nine years as a board member of UnitingCare Queensland (including 7 years as its Chair).

Heather is also a director of the following boards:

  • Community Services Industry Alliance Ltd (Chair)
  • Australian Regional & Remote Community Services Ltd
  • Trinity Health Services Ltd
  • Board Connect Ltd (Chair), and
  • Australian Legal Sector Alliance Ltd.

She is a regular speaker on legal topics to clients and professional groups.

Office Location

Level 11
66 Eagle Street
GPO Box 1855
Brisbane, QLD 4001

Practice Areas

Non-Profit/Charities Law