Find out more about the people behind Cawthron Institute.

Meg Matthews


Meg has been Chair at Cawthron since 2018 after joining the board as an Emerging Director in 2015. Meg is a qualified accountant who started her career with Deloitte. Since then she has amassed a diverse and impressive track record of experience across key business disciplines of finance, human resource management, strategic planning, and marketing. She is a former CEO of World of Wearable Art (WOW) and was Head of Marketing (Australasia) for Air New Zealand.

In recent years, Meg has concentrated on governance and her current roles include: Director of Halberg Foundation and Director of Mevo, Chairman of the Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency.

Meg grew up in the Bay of Islands and is of Ngai Tahu descent. She says that, “Cawthron is a place where we have leading scientists from around the world engaged in generating new ideas as well as near-to-application research. Research done here is making a difference to the economy, society, and environment in Nelson, New Zealand and the world.”

Meg is currently in the role of Exectutive Chair, find out more here.

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