Dr Ruth Lawrence

BA(Hons), BSW(Hons), EMPA, PhD
Honorary Research Fellow
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+61 2 9351 2606
Education Building A35 / 328
The University of Sydney

Ruth Lawrence is Senior Executive at KPMG international, working to create a sustainable and resilient future. She is leading KPMG’s build out of client-facing inclusion diversity and equity work.
Previously Ruth led KPMG’s Global Impact Investing Institute, working to create measurable change for people and the planet through impact investing. She undertook market-development work with governments, not-for-profit organisations and investors in the Middle East, India, Tanzania, Korea, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada. 
Ruth describes herself as being mission-driven to design and create innovative solutions that are effective in addressing disadvantage and inequality to create enduring social-policy and business solutions.  
Before joining KPMG, Ruth held several senior positions in the NSW Government Public Service working for a number of years in research, evaluation, and policy reform.

  • Senior Executive, KPMG International
  • KPMG representative, Business Commission to Tackle Inequality

Journal article
  • Lawrence, R., (2006), "Research dissemination: actively bringing the research and policy worlds together". Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, Vol. 2; No.3, pp. 373-384.