Addressing climate change. Tackling inequality. Adjusting to new geo-political realities. None of today's global challenges can be addressed without better quality public leadership and more active citizenship.

Lyceum, is an advisory firm and catalyst for social impact initiatives focused on achieving sustainable prosperity through a more effective political economy at the intersection of government, business, civil society and financial markets. 


Our vision is a world in which the triangular relationship between people, planet and profit is turned on its head: from today's model of capitalism hobbled by the idea of externalities; to a world in which profit empowers the regenerative success of people and planet.  ​


The key to success lies in harnessing the combined power of active citizenship, effective public leadership systems, innovative circular economy solutions and scaleable impact capital. That's our mission at Lyceum.

Through our work advising and supporting public leaders, business executives and civil society organisations around the world for over 25 years, we know that transitioning economies and societies is perilously difficult. Vision is easy. Real progress is hard.

​We advise clients 'top-down' from national leaders and 'bottom-up' from civil society organisations and work with partners and experts in our global network to create sustainable, scalable solutions to complex public policy challenges that leverage both open innovation and impact investment.


Our Services


Leadership System Advisory

We provide strategic counsel to leaders in government on vision, strategy and governance challenges and advise them on upgrading the centre of government systems and capabilities on which they depend.

Strategy & Public
Policy Insight

We develop timely, actionable insights and practical solutions to complex public policy issues for decision makers in government and business across a range of socio-economic, national security and infrastructure investment challenges.

Social Impact Collaboratory

We identify public policy risks and unresolved challenges and then bring together subject matter experts, social innovators and impact investors to identify, propose, co-design and scale innovative solutions to drive shared value creation.

Civic Engagement
Capability Building

We support local and international civil society organisations and their funders with the design and delivery of programmatic initiatives to empower active citizenship and institutional capacity building programs.

Our Principals

Global, multidisciplinary and multicultural leadership experience

Tony Goldner


With a multi-disciplinary career spanning diplomacy, investment banking and strategy consulting, Tony advises a wide range of clients at the intersection of government, business and finance.

Tony has extensive experience providing discreet counsel to Heads of Government, Heads of State and their advisory teams on strategic policy challenges and national reform agendas to drive prosperity and security. He also advises national leaders on upgrading the Centre of Government decision support systems on which they rely. 

Tony also works closely with leaders across government, civil society and business to facilitate investment into strategic infrastructure sectors and architect and incubate social impact ventures.  

Tony is a former partner at Monitor Deloitte where he led the firm's centre of government advisory practice and was a founding member of Monitor's National Economic Development & Security Practice. Earlier in his career Tony worked in corporate finance with Deutsche Bank AG and was an Australian diplomat and foreign policy analyst focused on the East Asia and Indian Ocean regions.

Tony graduated with distinction as one of ten Littauer Fellows from the Master of Public Administration program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also has a first class honours degree in economics from the University of Sydney and a second masters degree in diplomacy and statecraft from Monash University.

Giovanna Alvarez-Negretti


An experienced leader and executive of not-for-profit organisations, Giovanna is currently the Executive Director of the Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN).

Giovanna has served as a senior executive, advisor and trainer around the world in leadership development and civic engagement strategies for under-served communities, in particular women, minorities and indigenous groups.

Prior to joining OPEN, Giovanna was Middle East Regional Director for the American Friends Services Committee, a Nobel prize wining peace-building organisation. Giovanna also founded and led Oiste, a Boston based advocacy organisation focused on Latino political rights and engagement, for over a decade.

Proudly Puerto Rican, Giovanna helped to organise the international campaign to end the use of her home island of Vieques as a bombing range by the US Navy.

Giovanna is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College. She is an Eisenhower Fellow and is the recipient of numerous leadership awards in the United States including the John F. Kennedy Award.


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