Heather Drummond (nee Fynn) was born in Salsbury, Rhodesia, Africa in 1976. A descendant of Henry Francis Fynn, an English traveler and trader and the first settler in Natal who had befriended Shaka Zulu around 1824.
She grew up in what then became Zimbabwe under the rule of Robert Mugabe. She went to the Dominican Convent in Harare and lived with her mother, stepfather and sisters up to the age of 17, often visiting her grandparent’s farm in Chegutu. She represented the national team for hockey at a very young age. She left for London aged 21 and spent 2 years working for United Distillers which then became Diageo and travelled to Europe with her 2 best friends.
In 1999 she returned to Zimbabwe and started her own business exporting African Shona Art, within 5 years it became the largest exporter of Shona sculpture averaging a 20-foot container a month to all corners of the world. During this time she also lived and worked in Victoria Falls, a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2003 she travelled to the United States for 3 months, she visited the gallery in Sedona, Arizona where she had sent a 40’ container of African Art.
In 2004 she met her husband Garth Drummond and started to work with him to build what is now Zimbabwe’s leading web development company, hosting provider and e-commerce platforms employing over 50 staff.
Heather is an exceptionally talented woman, wife and mother to two beautiful boys, River and Dune. Her enthusiasm for life and spiritual enlightenment drove her to write her book Dear River sharing her spiritual journey and how it helped her hold on to life after she sadly lost 2 of her closest family members.