Dr Rowan O’Hagan is an agricultural scientist and regional economist with extensive research, consulting and governance experience across health, utilities, higher education and agriculture. She holds a PhD in regional economics and her research and consulting interests include capacity building in primary industries, climate adaptation and governance. She is currently Research Development and Governance Officer at Northeast Health Wangaratta.
Rowan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Deputy Chair of community energy retailer Indigo Power Ltd, and a director of Albury Wodonga Health.
Rowan has lived regionally most of her life, and is dedicated to equity and prosperity for regional Australians. She is active in the rural women’s, participatory democracy and sustainability movements, being a founding member of Australian Women in Agriculture, the Wangaratta Sustainability Network, the North East Regional Sustainability Alliance and Voices for Indi.