Heather Brandon is among the most successful chairmen of the World Board of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) for which she received the prestigious OB-PS certificate and insignia in July 2008; she served as chairman from 1996-1999. WAGGGS is a non-profit organization committed to the empowerment of girls and young women.
Aside from her work as Chief Executive Officer for several non-profit organizations, Brandon was also known for her work as the Director of The Global Fund for Children UK Trust, a non-profit grant-making organization dedicated to providing more opportunities for vulnerable children. She is also a training expert in social diversity and motivational team building as well as a qualified executive coach. She continues to be an influential figure in many fields including international development, youth education, and social entrepreneurship.
Brandon is also notable for her co-founding of UnLtd South Africa, a non-profit organization inspired by UnLtd in the United Kingdom. UnLtd South Africa identifies and supports South African social entrepreneurs with the support coming in both monetary and non-monetary forms.