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Bradley Pragnell

Principal | 34 South 45 North

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Bradley Pragnell

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Dr Brad Pragnell (he/him) is an Ambassador and Policy Adviser for the Emerging Payments Association Asia and currently resides on Gadigal Land (Sydney). He believes deeply in the power of collaboration to deliver practical, efficient and accessible financial services that strengthen our economy and empower our communities.

He brings over 20 years of experience in payments/banking, fintech, pensions and financial planning combined with deep strategic and policy experience. Through his consultancy, 34 South 45 North, he has consulted in North America, South Asia and East Africa to national payment bodies, NGOs and scheme providers on national payments infrastructure projects.

Prior to this, Brad was the Head of Policy at the Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) between 2008 and 2016. He provided policy leadership on the development of the New Payments Platform (NPP) which began operation in February 2018. He has also held senior leadership roles with the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia and CPA Australia.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) from the University of Manitoba; a Masters of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada; a Master of Community and Not-for-Profit Management from the University of Technology, Sydney; and a PhD from the School of Economics and Commerce (now the Australian School of Business) at the University of New South Wales.

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