Margaret O'Rourke

Mayor, City of Greater Bendigo

Panel discussion with Mayors

Cr Margaret O’Rourke is an accomplished business woman with extensive leadership experience. She is a former manager of Telstra Countrywide and is currently Deputy Director at the Bendigo Kangan Institute, and Director at both Goulburn Murray Water Corporation and Bendigo Health Care Group. Her business MO’R Consulting, specialises in economic development projects with a technology based twist.

Her previous roles include Chair of Bendigo TAFE and Director of both the Tasmanian Ports Corporation and the Bendigo Business Council.

Cr O’Rourke was elected to Council on the platform of developing a strong and prosperous future for Greater Bendigo that encourages industry, jobs and smart technologies. She has a strong focus on Greater Bendigo becoming a smarter community, and believes this work will enable residents both rural and urban, to be better connected to new technology and systems, enhancing the region's livability.