Megan is a qualified lawyer who has held senior executive roles in the South Australian Government for more than a decade. She has a background in public administration, government relations, and public policy. Her current role is Executive Director in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet where she works closely with SA Health and other government agencies on the Premier’s reform initiatives.
Megan has supported the Premiers of South Australia at Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meetings and represented South Australia in National Health Reform agreement negotiations at the Commonwealth Government level. She jointly chaired the national work to establish the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and led reviews at the national level. In 2015, Megan was appointed by the Hon Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, to the role of Deputy Chair of the Regional Development Association (Adelaide).
Megan is passionate about supporting the local community. She was a volunteer at the Roma Mitchell Community Legal Centre for a number of years. She has served on a number of boards and committees, including No Strings Attached theatre for people with a disability, University Books (Unibooks) Pty Ltd and the SA Cricket Association Bradman Medal organising committee. In 2009 she was nominated to the Roll of Inspiring Women in South Australia.
Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Masters in Public Administration. She is admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and is a member of the Law Society of South Australia.
I’ve been aware of the fantastic work of the Cure4CF Foundation through my daughter’s involvement and was keen to contribute in a more meaningful way myself.
Throughout my school years I shared a desk with a young girl with CF (because both our surnames started with ‘W’) and I came to understand well the impact of the disease. The Cure4CF Board, led by David Coluccio, is a really dedicated and committed group of individuals and it’s a privilege to serve with them.
I’m in awe of the wonderful work of the Adelaide CF Gene Therapy Research Group at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and I look forward to working with the Board to support their work. Research advances in CF can have far-reaching implications and I believe that we are on the cusp of South Australia becoming a globally recognised leader in health research.