In the pursuit of a new relationship between people, planet and profit, the covid-19 pandemic and its economic consequences have powerfully demonstrated that delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can not be achieved without better quality public leadership and citizenship.

Lyceum is a dedicated leadership and public policy advisory firm. We advise and support public leaders - from government, business, philanthropy and social sectors - on the upgrading of national public leadership systems, the design of nation-building programs and the incubation of social impact investment initiatives.

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.


The key to success lies in harnessing the combined power of robust public leadership systems, innovative circular economy solutions and scaleable impact capital.

That's our mission at Lyceum.


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.

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Strategy & Public
Policy Consulting

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, sustainability and governance challenges.

SDG Impact Collaboratory

We bring together subject matter experts, social innovators and impact investors to identify, propose, co-design and scale innovative solutions to SDG challenges that drive shared value creation.

Leadership Development Programs

We work with strategic partners, including donors and philanthropists, to design and deliver leadership development programs for inspiring the next generation of public leaders and equipping them with the  adaptive leadership skills to succeed.

Our Team

Global, multidisciplinary and multicultural leadership experience


Tony Goldner

Co-Founder | Director

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 is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), a cross-sector global initiative focused on risk management and disclosure endorsed by G7 and G20 leaders to help shift the flow of global capital to nature-positive outcomes.

For over 20 years Tony has provided discreet counsel to government leaders and senior business executives, on a wide range of sustainable development challenges, reform agendas to drive prosperity, and performance management frameworks to facilitate accountability and help mobilize and direct growth capital. He has also advised national leaders at the highest levels on the upgrading of the Centre of Government decision support systems on which they rely.  

Tony is a former World Bank adviser and partner at Monitor Deloitte where he was a senior member of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional leadership team and supervising talent/HR partner for the regional strategy practice. At Monitor Group he led the firm's centre of government advisory practice globally 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 economic and trade integration issues.

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, a second masters degree in diplomacy and statecraft from Monash University and is a graduate of the Sustainable Finance Executive Education Program at Cambridge University.


Giovanna Alvarez-Negretti

Co-Founder | Director

Giovanna is an experienced leader and executive of not-for-profit organisations with experience spanning the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Giovanna has also served as an advisor to national leaders on issues of civic engagement and developed and convened numerous public leadership training programs around the world, particularly for under-served communities, including women, minorities and indigenous groups.

Giovanna is currently the Executive Director of the Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN) and was previously the Middle East Regional Director for the American Friends Services Committee, a Nobel prize wining peace-building organisation. Earlier in her career she founded and led Oiste, a Boston based advocacy organisation focused on Latino political rights and engagement, for over a decade. She created and led the Institute for Diversity in Civil Leadership (IDCL) program in Boston MA. and has also delivered civic leadership trainings programs for a number of European universities and international organisations.

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.


María de Lourdes Ortiz Rodríguez

Senior Associate

Lourdes is a leadership and capacity building specialist focused on revitalizing public education systems through the professional development of teachers and by empowering the leadership skills of education sector leaders across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Lourdes is the Director of Revitalizing Puerto Rico at the Flamboyan Foundation based in Washington DC and Puerto Rico where she leads efforts to drive and support Flamboyan’s strategic philanthropic investments and initiatives in the Puerto Rican public school system.  

Internationally, Lourdes facilitates adaptive leadership training programs, including for international business schools and not for profit organisations focused on civic engagement.

Lourdes has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s
degree in Non-Profit Management.

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Víctor Pérez García

Senior Associate

Víctor is an international affairs and political strategy specialist, with experience in strategy consulting, non-profit management, political mediation, group facilitation and leadership trainings.

Over the past decade, Víctor has worked in think tanks and political consultancies based in Europe, North America, and East Asia, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, NYU Shanghai or the IESE Center for Globalization and Strategy.

Víctor was the National Coordinator of the Spanish affiliate of the It Gets Better Project, a global non-profit LGBTQ rights organization, and he is the Managing Director for Education Initiatives at the Humanity Lab Foundation, a global development non-profit organization.

Víctor co-facilitates civil dialogue and mediation processes with political groups in South Asia and had led political dialogue initiatives in Catalonia. He has also developed and convened public leadership group trainings with members of social movements worldwide.

Víctor holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a double degree in Economics and Business Management and Administration from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.