Martin Taylor has worked as strategist, adviser and manager on global health and development assistance for health for 20 years with a strong focus on supporting countries to strengthen health systems.
He has worked for the UK Department for International Development (including four years in Beijing as lead on United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland cooperation with China on health systems, HIV/AIDS and TB) and was part of the team that established the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Taylor studied at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
From 2013 to 2017, Taylor was the head of the division for health systems and health security in WHO Office in Beijing, China. In November 2019, Taylor joined the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila as the director of health systems and services.