Areas of Expertise
Meggin is a Registered Professional Forester with an undergraduate degree in Forestry and a master’s degree in Public Administration. She is an Executive Director in the BC Public Service and has led work on land use, resource stewardship, community development, climate change and sustainability.
Most recently, Meggin has been part of a team working for 12 months to reimagine how BC’s natural resource sector ministries can deliver co-management with indigenous nations, quality economic opportunities and the protection of values on the land.
Dedicated to methodical transformation, she becomes animated when asked to speak about the co-benefits inherent in nature-based solutions for climate change.
What tips does she have for those who want to do great things in public policy? Believe in what is possible when partners come together to improve outcomes and people are empowered to contribute. Her most recent favourite example? B.C. quickly and effectively brought health policy and forest policy together during the 2020 pandemic shut down. Over 300 million trees were planted and there were no reported cases of Covid19 for tree planters.
In her spare time, Meggin can be found gardening, walking, hiking or backpacking—enjoying B.C.’s outdoors with friends and family.