Liv comes from the FMCG/ Food and Beverage sector, where she worked largely in product/brand innovation within the health/nutrition space. This led her to appreciate the potential of cross sector partnerships, and the private sector’s vital role in achieving sustainable development. Working in partnership with key stakeholders, she also became aware of the challenges involved in collaborative work, and the need to build and nurture the right skills, structures, processes and environments for effective collaboration to flourish and be sustained.
At TPI, Liv has worked on a variety of projects, including supporting the UN Rome Based Agencies in the Food/Agriculture space in their partnering work and serving as Focal Point of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership’s Private Sector Constituency, and the UN Global Compact’s UK Network.
Liv holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University (Canada), an MBA from ESADE business School (Spain) and an MSc in Environment & Development from the London School of Economics and is fluent in French, English, and Spanish. She is TPI certified, has followed partnership brokering training (PBAS level 1) and holds a post graduate certificate in Systems Thinking in Practice from the Open University.
Liv is passionate about cross sector partnering as a way of achieving systemic change. Her key skills are commercial awareness and an ability to understand complex organizational structures, cross cultural sensitivity and flexibility to adapt to different environments.
Liv enjoys the outdoors, learning, discovering new cultures, languages, singing, playing the piano as well as conversing and engaging on a wide range of sustainability issues.