Dame Meg Taylor

Secretary-General 2014–2022
Pacific Island Forum
Papua New Guinea

Meg Taylor DBE has accumulated a wealth of experience in the public and private sector at national, regional, and international level. She is an experienced legal practitioner and has served on the Papua New Guinea Law Reform Commission. She has also represented Papua New Guinea as Ambassador to the United States, Canada, and Mexico from 1989≠1994 and has served as Secretary General to the Pacific Islands Forum. A strong advocate for constitutional processes, good governance, and democracy, Meg Taylor was proud to play a key role in the peaceful negotiation and resolution of the Sandline Military Crisis in Papua New Guinea. She is also an active advocate for the role of civil society, in particular participatory processes in decision making. She has established and developed the dispute resolution and accountability mechanism for the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, which she led for 15 years. Currently serving as a Deputy Chair of the largest superannuation company in Papua New Guinea, Nambawan Super Limited, and as Director of the PNG Sustainable Development Program, Mag Taylor is also a member of the Pacific Elders Voice and chairs a Papua New Guinea youth organisation, “The Voice”.