Laura Newbury is a consultant working internationally to promote financial sector development and access to financial services for the poor. She provides subject matter expertise and guidance on financial inclusion, proportionate regulation and supervision, and financial consumer protection for developing and emerging market countries.
Recent projects have included published guidance documents, workshop presentations, and onsite technical assistance on behalf of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), International Monetary Fund, World Bank, U.S Treasury Department, and others. This includes being a co-author of CGAP's Market Monitoring for Financial Consumer Protection Toolkit. Laura worked for the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for 20 years in a variety of roles, including risk management examiner, regional case manager, licensing and problem bank review examiner, and policy and program development specialist.
Laura has a master’s degree from DePaul University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.