Liz Field is an organizational consultant based in Portland, Oregon. She has more than 30 years of experience globally in strengthening the leadership, strategy, efficiency, and effectiveness of organizations. Liz has worked with clients ranging from small local nonprofits to large decentralized international organizations.
Liz specializes in leadership transition and change management, organizational assessment and development, planning and process facilitation, and financial and operational analysis. She has consulted on a wide range of governance, strategy, finance and management issues.
Liz has served as interim executive of several Oregon nonprofits including Portland Audubon Society, Equity Foundation, Children First for Oregon, Portland Community College Foundation, among others. This role has included leading organizations through a range of challenging and contentious issues. She has guided organizational restructuring, the reset of Board-E.D. roles and relationships, the introduction of new systems, processes and practices, among other change-management initiatives. Liz is experienced in leading executive search processes, coaching executives and boards, and supporting the on-boarding and transition of leaders.
Earlier in her career, Liz was employed by the World Bank, first in the CGIAR Secretariat (supporting the governance and management of agricultural research institutes) and then in the Corporate Secretariat, where she worked with the World Bank’s Board of Directors on policy and strategy issues. Prior to that, she worked at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, in Nigeria. Liz has a BA from Amherst College and MBA from Yale University. Currently she serves on the Board of Wealth of Wisdom, and on the Governance Committee of the Wallace Medical Concern.