Toria Withams is the Regional Head - MEER Region and has been in this role since 2019. Prior to this she was Deputy Regional Director for MEER & East Africa after moving to Operations from her role as Deputy Governance Director. Since 2008, Toria has been working in the financial services sector in highly regulated environments, having worked on multiple projects as a management consultant to improve credit risk, lending processes, governance and operational effectiveness in banking and insurance operations.
Prior to this she worked in Bolivia helping to develop a small business for women from prison. Toria has a Masters degree in Chemistry, professional qualifications in microfinance, risk management and project management and completed a diploma in Christian Ministry Studies in Australia.