headshot

Liana Downey

Strategic advisor, speaker, NYU lecturer, and author, Mission Control

Liana Downey is an author, speaker and international advisor dedicated to creating social change. As the CEO of Downey & Associates, Liana leads a global team that helps nonprofit and governments increase focus and change lives. Liana is the author of Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More and Change the World, and has taught leadership at NYU's Wagner School. Previously, led the social sector practice of McKinsey & Company in Australia and was a special advisor to the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Liana has a Stanford MBA (Arjay Miller Scholar) and serves on the Board of Room to Grow, an innovative nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of families living with poverty.