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Ruth Milligan is a senior public affairs, advocacy and communications specialist, with recognised expertise in EU payment systems and regulation. She has ten years experience in European policy, advocacy and lobbying . A qualified UK lawyer, she specialises in payment systems, particularly cards, the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA), e-commerce and m-payments. She also has expertise in EU competition law and retail financial services. She has worked with the European Commission, the European Central Bank, payment users and providers on the development of the EU payments market. She sat as expert member on the Euro Retail Payments Board, the Cards Standardisation Group, the European Commission’s Payment Systems Expert Group and the EU Customer Stakeholder Forum.
She has excellent communications skills and a flair for written English, having worked for several years as a journalist and editor. She is proficient in drafting specialist reports, brochures and press releases for a variety of audiences and has experience organising PR and media campaigns. She is a frequent speaker at EU-level conferences on retail financial services and, as a professional speaker, chairs discussions and conference panels.