A journalist by trade, Rohan was appointed as the Heart Foundation’s National Government Relations Director in 2006 and General Manager, Advocacy, in 2014. He is currently President of the Asia-Pacific Heart Network, a continental group of the World Heart Federation. 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. 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 with the Australian Local Government Association, attending COAG meetings as part of the ALGA delegation. Rohan has spoken at number of national and international conferences, occasionally as an invited speaker, conference advisory committee member, and/or abstract grader. He has also served on the boards of ASH Australia, ACT Cancer Council, ACT Health Promotion Foundation and Focus ACT, a charity providing supported accommodation for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. He runs, rides and rows (all very slowly).