Laura Higgins

Senior Executive Leader- Financial Capability, ASIC Consulting

Laura leads ASIC’s Financial Capability team responsible for Australia’s National Financial Capability Strategy, fostering collaboration across the government, business, community, education and research sectors to empower Australians to be in control of their financial lives.   

Laura also manages the MoneySmart Teaching Program, Indigenous Outreach Program and the MoneySmart website. Laura has more than 25 years experience working in education and government policy development and implementation roles.   

Prior to joining ASIC Laura was a Senior Adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and in the Department of Education and Training and was Education Manager – Europe (2009-2012) at the Australian Embassy in Brussels. Laura began her career as a teacher and has a Bachelor of Education (Queen’s University) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts (University of Waterloo).