Dame Meg Taylor
Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum
Meg Taylor is a national of Papua New Guinea (PNG). In 2014, she was appointed as Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum. She began her professional life as Private Secretary to Chief Minister Michael Somare during self-government of Papua New Guinea, and at the beginning of his tenure as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. Admitted to the bar in 1977, she has practiced both public and private law.
She was appointed the first Vice President of the Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) of the World Bank Group in 1999. She has been recognized by her Government for her exemplary public service in 2002 and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She has also served as Ambassador of PNG to the USA, Mexico and Canada. She also carries the role of Pacific Ocean Commissioner to secure the future of Pacific people based on the sustainable development, management and conservation of the Pacific Ocean and its resources.