Robyn Robertson

Women’s Financial Inclusion Lead

Robyn has more than two and a half decades of subject matter expertise in international development, specifically in the thematic areas of microfinance, responsible inclusive finance, financial empowerment innovation, gender lens investing and finance as a strategy for social change. Robyn has held a range of roles responsible for regional portfolios at World Vision, Good Return, Microfinance Opportunities, and at the time one of the largest microfinance organisations globally, Opportunity International.

Robyn’s career is characterised by research, development and innovation – exploration through adaptive design for large scale behaviour change programs that tackle the complex, stubborn socioeconomic issues facing our world today.

Robyn has an established comprehensive framework for practice utilising community engagement, public participation, social and ethnographical research, complimented by human centred design and consumer experience thinking. Robyn believes we each add our highest value through careful listening, and deep thinking, and by co-creating design solutions that embody simplicity and elegance, that respond to the essence of what people really need.

Robyn has represented on both national and international working groups responsible for socio-economic policy development (such as the Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific, Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit, and the Financial Inclusion 2020 Financial Capability Global Industry Working Group 2012-2015 Chaired by World Bank, IFC and UN); and more recently been an active social justice advocate with organisations such as International Justice Mission and Micah.

Robyn is dedicated to working on sustainable housing finance to empower women to build brighter futures.