"Any interaction with Megan will leave you smiling, better informed and in awe of her energy.”
Megan provides leadership at the intersection of government and the private sector with deep expertise in large projects that create and keep skills and jobs. Highly skilled in understanding the Australian labour market, including leading responses to Industry Participation Policy for large infrastructure projects working with businesses employing over 10,000 workers.
Respected in corporate affairs and public policy, Megan helps businesses to turbo-charge their stakeholder engagement and work with decision makers.
Over 15 years, Megan has developed and communicated billions of dollars of policies and programs. As a Senior Adviser, she regularly briefed Prime Ministers and cabinet members; leading complex national grant and tender processes featuring hundreds of $10m+ projects.
Megan led government risk and crisis management activities for large employment industries, including the decommissioning of the Hazelwood power station and the closure of the Australian automotive industry. She has led the Australian Government’s policy response to the Future of Work, including research, policy development, stakeholder liaison and budget initiatives.
"I found myself leaning forward to listen more when you spoke, when usually I lean backwards! So I just wanted to thank you for being “real” and possessing a genuine passion and good intent for this sector."
These days, Megan regularly features in national and local media including the ABC, Channel 9, The Australian The Herald Sun and ABC radio.
Her counsel on strategy includes consulting, campaign formulation and execution, tender writing, public speaking and facilitation. She is an outspoken, fun and honest advocate and has founded Advocacy School, a not-for-profit initiative to help communities connect with government.
Megan also has ten years experience as a non-executive director. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, skilled in corporate governance, leadership under pressure and decision making in a crisis.
Megan holds a B App Economics, B Management and Grad Cert Community Planning and Development. When not changing the world, you’ll find Megan hiking in a national park, creating abstract art or devouring the latest Australian authors.