Heather Watts

Director, Healthcare Industry Relations

Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC)

Heather began working as the Director of Healthcare Industry Relations for Health Partners International Canada (HPIC) in March 2020. She obtained her B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001. She practised as an intellectual property attorney in the pharmaceutical and healthcare spheres for nearly 20 years before deciding it was time for a career change.

Heather holds an LL.M. in International Development and International Trade Regulation from the University of Toronto and a Professional Certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management from Ryerson University. Committed to lifelong learning, she is also currently pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability through the University of St. Michael’s College/Toronto.

As an avid traveller, Heather has visited 192 of 193 UN countries since she took her first solo backpacking trip in the mid 1990s.