heather stevens studied psychology at oxford university. she was one of a small management team who set up the insurance company admiral in cardiff, and is married to admiral’s current chief operating officer david stevens.
using their personal wealth, heather and david set up the waterloo foundation in 2007 - a grant-making trust which supports child development, world development and the environment, with a small wales fund for local projects.
heather is the chair of the waterloo foundation and takes a highly active interest in the foundation’s work especially the child development fund. she has particular interest in in neuroscience research and has cultivated relationships with individual academics, including professor jeremy hall, professor adrian harwood and professor stephanie van goosens.
heather was made a cbe in 2010 and served as the high sheriff of south glamorgan during 2015. she is an honorary fellow (2012) of the university and an honorary visiting professor in the college of biomedical and life sciences.
heather is also a trustee of oceana and a former trustee of the national botanic garden of wales.