Heino was elected as a TWK director in 2012 and has served as chairman of the social and ethics committee since its inception. Heino started his career as a prosecutor and magistrate. In 1987 he returned to the family farm and has been farming full time since. Heino has during his career served on structures of various agricultural organisations, including chairman of Piet Retief DLU, chairman of Mkhondo FPA, Mpumalanga Agriculture Executive Committee, and chairman of the Southern Highveld Region of Mpumalanga Agri. Heino also serves as a trustee of the Vumbuka Trust.