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, Research, Science and Innovation, and responsibility for the Earthquake Commission.
In her role as a local MP, Megan has worked alongside Cantabrians on important issues, including the recovery from the Canterbury Earthquakes and the March 15th Terror Attacks.
In Opposition, Megan held various portfolios, including Climate Change and Canterbury Issues, helping her to gain an understanding of a wide range of issues and build important relationships, especially in Christchurch. 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.
In between a busy schedule, Megan enjoys watching cricket, rugby and spending her free time with friends and family.