With a bachelors degree in economics and a masters degree in business administration, Meng has enjoyed more than 20 years experience in the New Zealand health sector in a variety of roles encompassing finance, strategy, business development and operations management. Meng began his career in health at the Auckland Area Health Board as Manager, Corporate Finance. This progressed to roles with South Auckland Health (now Counties Manukau DHB) as Financial Controller, and then later as General Manager, Surgical Services. In 2003, he managed the operational integration of Auckland and Greenlane Hospitals, and was the inaugural General Manager of the new Auckland City Hospital before moving to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Capital and Coast DHB. After Six years as Chief Executive of the Salvation Army HomeCare programme, Meng has taken the role of General Manager, Finance, Funding and Commercial Services at Northland DHB in September 2013.