Heather Brodie initially studied nursing for six months but felt it was not right for her so she took six months off and decided to study a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in history and politics at Monash University. It was during this time that her father came across the marketing courses at the University of Southern Queensland.
Heather looked into the USQ course and decided to study the marketing course at the same time as her other courses. Upon completion, she was hired in her first full-time role in a big mining company.
Law was Heather’s next course of study, taking six years to complete through distance education. Heather has now worked for nearly twenty years in environmental and sustainable development law, commercial, business development and marketing roles in mines and energy, transport and logistics in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas and has worked extensively with numerous government departments, industry associations, scientific bodies, OEMs and international organisations.
Since October 2009, Heather has been the CEO of the Biofuels Association of Australia and has no intentions of going anywhere in the near future. She has found the perfect job for her at this stage of her life. She works closely with Federal and State Governments to create frameworks surrounding alternative fuels, how retailers sell fuel and how producers make fuel.