Taryn is a Yawuru woman from Broom, who lives in Melbourne. As a Roberta Sykes Scholar, she completed with Distinction, a MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London in 2014.
She graduated from Victoria University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Laws, and from the College of Law with a Diploma of Legal Practice. She also holds a Global Executive MBA from the University of Sydney.
Prior to her current role as Director, PwC's Indigenous Consulting, Taryn was Director, Aboriginal Affairs Policy at the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria. She also serves on a number of boards, including as Board member of the Victoria Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission and the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation.
Top 50 public sector women (VIC) 2018, Public Sector Women Awards
The most lasting effect of the [Study Tour] is my new-found inspiration to embrace the culture of excellence that I saw exhibited by the people and institutions I was exposed to. The trip crystallised a vision of myself as someone who can do more than simply complete an undergraduate degree... I can feel things inside me shift and grow and that's very exciting.