Hon Dr Megan Woods is a Christchurch local, and has been the Member of Parliament for Wigram since 2011. Following the 2017 election, Megan was sworn in as a Minister of the Crown with portfolio responsibilities including the Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Energy and Resources, and Research, Science and Innovation.
In the 2020 Labour Government, Megan was appointed Minister of Housing, Minister of Energy and Resources, and Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, alongside Associate Minister of Finance.
Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Megan worked as a Business Manager at Plant & Food Research. She holds a PhD in New Zealand history from the University of Canterbury.
Around her busy schedule, Megan enjoys watching cricket, rugby and spending her free time with friends and family.
A quote on the subject:
“A strong post-COVID economic recovery must be inclusive, productive, and must push us faster toward our climate goals. Getting to 100 % renewable electricity and decarbonising the wider energy system by having clean transport and industrial heat requires major changes in technology uptake. We cannot wait and hope our way toward a low emissions future.”