OUR PEOPLE - Nick Heath

Nick Heath
Position: Consultant
Email: nheath@abetzcurtis.com.au

Nick is the former General Manager of the City of Hobart. Nick was the General Manager of Tasmania’s capital city council and the state’s largest Council for 12 and a half years.

Nick is a qualified lawyer but offers unique perspective in relation to governance and leadership from his extensive experience in leading the City of Hobart for over a decade. Nick was responsible for overseeing the process for developing the City’s Vision leading to the Council adopting a 10 Year strategic plan and a strong community accountability structure. Nick has also worked closely on developing key policies for the Council and proving high level advice to elected members.

Nick also lead the Council through a period of tremendous growth in the City. Nick was actively involved in representing the Council’s position during the redevelopment of the Myer Centre in the CBD as well as the extensions to the Argyle Street Car Park, the redevelopment of the Wellington Centre and managing the move of the University in the city centre. The City responded to this growth through improvements to the public domain and associated infrastructure, including pedestrians bridges and improved cycling facilities.

Nick is presently Chair of the Derwent Estuary Program and is actively involved on a steering committee looking at establishing a men’s shed in Hobart. Nick is past Chair of The Hutchins School Board of Management and was the inaugural President of the Tasmanian Branch of the Risk Management Institute of Australia.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys walking his dogs and following his beloved Hawks.