A journalist by trade, Rohan joined the Heart Foundation in 2006. He cut his public health teeth as director of public affairs with the Australian Medical Association (1992-2000). He has extensive experience in tobacco control, physical activity, nutrition and Indigenous health advocacy. He has been a member of Australia’s front-of pack food labelling project committee and the Food and Health Dialogue executive. He also serves as a member of the Moving Australia 2030 Taskforce, a non-government advocacy group for active travel. His current work includes advocacy for the Heart Foundation’s Move More, Sit Less! campaign, seeking support for a national physical activity action plan. He has worked as a media adviser to a senator, chief-of-staff to an ACT health minister, senior adviser to an ACT Chief Minister and an adviser to a federal cabinet minister. Rohan spent three years as director of public affairs for the Australian Local Government Association, attending COAG meetings as part of the ALGA delegation. He has served on the board of the Asia-Pacific Heart Network, ACT Cancer Council, and the ACT Health Promotion Foundation. He participates in three ‘sitting-down’ sports; rowing, cycling and watching cricket.
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