Role: Financial Inclusion Advocacy and Policy Advisor
Team: Private Sector Engagement
Fiona’s experience in financial inclusion began in remote Australian Aboriginal communities, where she worked for a number of years to address barriers families faced through financial exclusion and generational poverty. She later went on to lead financial inclusion programmes for these same communities and led on major projects with Westpac Bank to strengthen their ability to link with poor customers. Additionally she has worked for the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations as a policy advisor across agendas including the sustainable development goals.
Fiona has a MA in International Development with a specialisation in development economics from the University of Newcastle, Australia.