Professor Hon. John McVeigh

  • Executive Director, Institute of Resilient Regions
  • University of Southern Queensland

John McVeigh is a former politician serving as a Queensland State Government Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 2012 to 2015. He was the Federal Government representative for the seat of Groom from 2016 to 2020, holding the position of Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government. Professor Hon McVeigh joined USQ in September 2020 as Executive Director for the Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR). The IRR conducts multidisciplinary collaborative research with industry, community, and government in a broad range of regional settings. The IRR draws together research expertise to address complex issues, challenges and opportunities in regional communities.

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