Dame Meg Taylor joins the SDP board, bringing in a wealth of experience in corporate governance, regulatory and development matters. She is an experienced legal practitioner having served in both the public and private sector, most notably on the Papua New Guinea Law Reform Commission.
She holds a Master of Law from Harvard University in the United States, and a Bachelor of Law from Melbourne University in Australia.
She was the first woman to become the Secretary-General for the Pacific Islands Forum, having served in that position for six years before concluding her assignment in May 2021. Before that, she was the Vice President, Compliance Advisor Ombudsman for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group.
Dame Meg served on the board of the Bank of Papua New Guinea and on the boards of a number of companies in PNG in the natural resources, financial, and agricultural sectors. She has also served on the boards of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as well as international conservation and research organizations.
She was Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador to the United States, Mexico and Canada from 1989-1994. In 2002, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.