Shane Nichols is CEO at Good Return, where he leads a multi-disciplinary team working on financial inclusion initiatives across Asia and the Pacific.
Shane has been working in inclusive finance and enterprise development for the past two decades, having worked with dozens of financial service providers and social enterprises across the Asia Pacific region. He has played technical and management roles on a range of projects.
Prior to joining Good Return, Shane worked for Australian Aid in China and Mongolia. His work encompassed design, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation of rural development and capacity building projects with a range of bilateral and multilateral stakeholders.
Shane has degrees in Behavioural Science and Social Science - his Masters research investigated the impacts of microfinance upon the poor in rural China. Shane was a founding member of the Australian Financial Inclusion Network and is a non-executive director of Palmera Projects.