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Heather Darnell - Founder and Finance Director at Ask The Boss

Heather Darnell

Founder / Finance Director

MAAT 20251599


Heather has worked in Canada, the US and the UK in Finance, Operations and IT.

After getting her degree in Philosophy from McGill University in Montreal,

she started her career as a Financial Analyst for the world’s largest affinity marketer.


Since 2003 she has worked as the external finance director of dozens of companies in various industries, from skincare wholesalers to commercial real estate to ground breaking technology companies. And after decades transitioning from only finance to a mix of finance and accounting and tax, she finally earned an official accounting qualification in 2018 at the age of 47!


Heather spends her time away from Ask The Boss volunteering with a local befriending charity, being a trustee of the Dalgarno Neighbourhood Trust and trying to learn the piano.

Voluntary Work

Trustee and Treasurer for The Dalgarno Trust

Trustee and Council Member for Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) 

Befriender with Octavia Foundation

NHS Volunteer


Nickname: The Bossy One

Strengths: She is a straight talker and can do literally anything with Excel

Favourite Food: Steak. Rare.

Guilty Pleasure: Cheese & crackers for dinner

Favourite Music: 1988-1991 hip hop and house

Most likely to say: You have GOT to be kidding me….

Least likely to say: I saw a great musical last night.

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