Beth Porter & Ros Grady
Beth Porter, Policy Advisor at Better Than Cash Alliance / UNCDF
Ms. Porter has two decades of experience in financial inclusion in 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. At UNCDF she provides policy guidance and support to the global team on financial inclusion. She previously directed an initiative at Making Cents International to build institutional capabilities in youth-inclusive financial services. As Vice President at Freedom from Hunger, Ms. Porter led program strategy and managed delivery of integrated microfinance services worldwide. Ms. Porter has provided technical assistance and training in strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, and product design, and is experienced in program appraisal, design and evaluation. Ms. Porter is on the boards of the SEEP Network, Bolivian MFI CRECER, SMART Campaign, Child and Youth Finance International, and YFS-Link, and was a founder of Women Advancing Microfinance International. Ms. Porter holds a Master’s Degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. She speaks English, French, and Spanish.
Ros Grady, Financial Inclusion Consultant
Ros Grady is an international financial inclusion consultant with deep private and public sector experience in international financial sector regulatory systems and related policy reform initiatives, with a particular focus on digital financial inclusion and consumer protection. Ros has previously been a Senior Financial Specialist in the World Bank, a banking and finance regulatory partner at the global law firm King & Wood Mallesons, a commercial law policy specialist with the Australian Government, and was the inaugural Conjoint Professor and CEO of the Australian Centre for International Finance and Regulation. Ros has also held the position of Adjunct Professor of Law at Sydney University. She has worked in a wide range of developing countries and has qualifications in law and economics and a 2010 Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.