Duncan Taylor


CEO and Managing Director, Country Universities Centre

The Country Universities Centre is establishing a network of highly connected, staffed regional study hubs to support tertiary education and knowledge for building capacity and enhancing workforces in regional NSW. Duncan was the inaugural Chair of the community driven Country Universities Centre - Snowy Monaro established in Cooma in 2013, and is involved with Country Universities Centres opening in 2018 in Broken Hill and Goulburn. He is currently working with a number of other regional communities to determine the feasibility of locally establishing Centres in 2019 with the assistance of NSW and Australian Government funding. 
Duncan is a Member of the TAFE NSW Commission Board, and was President of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of NSW which seeks equity of educational opportunity for rural and remote families. Duncan previously sat on the Rural and Remote Education Advisory Group that advises the NSW Department of Education on strategies to improve educational outcomes in rural and remote areas and was involved in the establishment of the virtual selective high school for regional and remote students, Aurora College.  
Duncan is a farmer on the Monaro who was also a founding director of agricultural assets management company, Growth Farms Australia