Heidi Roberts




Heidi specialises in human capital related matters and addressing human rights impacts of business operations.

With over two decades of experience at Corrs, Heidi assists clients locally and internationally across the construction, infrastructure, mining, manufacturing and financial services industries to implement due diligence and governance frameworks to identify, assess and appropriately address risks of adverse human rights impacts, including risks of modern slavery.

She works closely with clients to develop governance frameworks and action plans to address cultural and systemic drivers of risks of sexual harassment, discrimination, and other negative workplace behaviours. Heidi also supports clients to implement grievance processes using a human rights framework, conduct complex workplace investigations in victim centric and culturally sensitive ways and respond to human rights-based complaints in relevant tribunals. Heidi has experience leading strategic programs to address gender equality, cultural diversity, LGBTQI+ Inclusion, First Nations Inclusion and All-abilities Inclusion.

Heidi is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Key deals

Civil Prosecution

Successfully prosecuted the high profile and complex civil prosecution of former MP Craig Thomson for use of union money to pay for sexual services and other personal purchases.

Victorian Department of Education

Defended the Victorian Department of Education against a claim made by the Australian Education Union for compensation and penalties due to alleged unlawful deductions from teacher salaries.

Victorian Government

Providing strategic advice to the Victorian Government in respect of enterprise bargaining negotiations and responses to industrial action for various groups of public health sector workers.

Investigation into Sexual Harassment Complaint

Managing the investigation of a complaint of sexual harassment against an Australian based CEO of a global group of companies.

Workplace Relations Training Program

Rolling out a state-wide training program educating managers how to deal with poor performance, allegations of misconduct and health and safety concerns.