Clover Hogan

Gen Z Associate

Clover supports Volans’ inquiries both through meticulous project management and contributing her unique perspective as a Gen-Zer in the working population.

Her path to Volans has taken her from school in the Indonesian jungle, to lobbying on climate with the UN, interning at Impossible Foods in Silicon Valley, and working in communications at Leaders’ Quest.

Her personal mission is to enable the emerging generation of leadership – helping them overcome mindset barriers, see the world’s messiest problems as opportunities, and turn passion into action and for intergenerational links.

Clover’s Superpower: Driving others to action… with the odd hip-hop move thrown in

Q. Why do you do what you do?
A. Because I feel it’s what I was born to, and is the source of great fulfilment and gratitude. Because I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.

Q. What brought you here?

  1. A chance meeting with John, who became an instant friend.
  2. Banging on the door until Louise got tired of the racket.
  3. A big pinch of *Divine Intervention*.

Q. How did you wake up to the change agenda?
A. It was less ‘waking up to’ and more ‘violently plunging into’ environmental activism. I had an idyllic childhood in tropical North Queensland – diving on the Great Barrier Reef, dodging snakes that hung from the ceiling, rescuing frogs from toilet bowls. It wasn’t until age 11, when I watched The Cove, that I was exposed to gross exploitation of the natural world. I vowed to be a voice for the voiceless and the conviction I felt then hasn’t budged since.

Q. Where is your centre of gravity: past, present or future?
A. Definitely the future. At 14-years-old, I had planned my goals circa 2030. I’ve since managed to reel my timescale in, somewhat — dreaming of the year 2025 when I’ve helped mobilise thousands of young trailblazers to launch their own initiatives.

Q. What are you most like? (from animal to celeb to an object)?
A. Those four-leaf weeds that crop up relentlessly.