Ruth Goodwin-Groen
Better Than Cash Alliance

Ruth Goodwin-Groen is the Managing Director of the Better Than Cash Alliance and leads its efforts to accelerate the global movement from cash to electronic payments by governments, private companies and development organizations. This digitization of payments continues her work on poverty reduction as it is one means to increase transparency, efficiency and provide a pathway to financial inclusion, driving inclusive growth.


Prior to joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, she was the Australian Co-Chair of the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion and the Financial Services for the Poor Adviser at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). As a Senior Consultant for Inclusive Financial Markets at Goodwin-Groen Consulting for over 15 years she worked with many of the leaders in financial inclusion.


She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bath, UK, an M.B.A. (Distinction) from Harvard Business School, USA and; a B.Sc. Hons. from the University of Western Australia.






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