Harriet has held positions in environmental and cultural heritage management for over 20 years, including in the UK and Australia. The majority of this time has been spent working within the tourism context of Rottnest Island/Wadjemup, managing the conservation and interpretation of the historic, Aboriginal and natural values associated with the A Class reserve.
A one-year secondment to Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania also provided valuable experience of working at another iconic tourism destination of world heritage significance.
In Harriet’s most recent role with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, she coordinated the heritage sector engagement and capability development functions of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage to deliver the strategic vision and direction of the Heritage Council of Western Australia.
The Heritage Council has a clear remit to promote engagement with the State’s cultural heritage and work collaboratively with stakeholders to advocate cultural heritage tourism as an opportunity to attract new visitors to the State and contribute to the Governments targets for tourism and economic growth.
Harriet has a BSc in Land Management and MA in Architectural Conservation and is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Harriet was a FACET Board member from 2017 to 2023.