Heather Rabbatts (DBE) has a singular biography ranging across law, Government, sport and media. Beginning her career as a Barrister at Law she then moved to become a government advisor, a senior executive in public services and the youngest CEO in the UK. During this time, she began an on-screen media career as a social commentator and then moved behind the scenes, serving as a Governor of the BBC followed by an appointment as a senior executive at Channel 4 - commissioning programmes across genres and developing a range of talent development initiatives.
Heather has worked in private equity and public markets including the restructuring of Millwall Football Club, securing the involvement of an American investment banker and their sporting promotion. She then became Chairman of Shed Media, a publicly-listed media production and distribution company which was subsequently bought by Time Warner.
Heather is currently Managing Director of Cove Pictures (a TV/Film Production company) and is a non-executive board member for Arts Alliance (a major film/digital investment fund). She has a portfolio of non-executive roles, including Grosvenor Estates GBI, the Royal Opera House and the Board of the Football Association. Until recently completing her term, Heather also served on the Board of Crossrail and the Supervisory Board of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.