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Michael Liang

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Michael has a strong track record of leading teams to generate second-order insights backed by robust analysis.

He has advised organisations in the financial services – including central banking – and public sectors, bringing a decade of experience from the UK and New Zealand. As a qualified Chartered Accountant and PRINCE2 practitioner, Michael is adept at quickly understanding different business drivers, building trusted relationships, and breaking problems into their component parts. He is passionate about finding financially sustainable solutions with positive social impact.

Influential work

  • Examined the impact of COVID19 on a leading global investment banking advisory firm, reviewing budget assumptions and recommending implementation options, resulting in £9 million realised cost savings
  • Advised the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Risk of a central bank on its five-year funding agreement based on data-driven analysis
  • Led a regional expansion project for a not-for-profit organisation, quadrupling the client’s volunteer and exceeding its target by 50%
  • Partnered with 65 cost centre managers at the Ministry of Justice to achieve KPIs by enhancing financial transparency and cost effectiveness for the 59 district courts across New Zealand
  • Led a market penetration project for a €400 million global luxury goods client across four key international markets and presented customer engagement strategies to C-suite stakeholders.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous, Michael provided strategic advisory and analysis to key finance projects for a leading global investment banking advisory firm, serving its New York and London offices. During his MBA at Oxford, he worked on addressing the systemic issue of youth loneliness in the UK, where he utilised several system mapping tools and interviewed industry experts, including the Rt Honourable Theresa May, in generating iterative solutions. He also led two of the leading consulting clubs at the university as Consulting Director and won Best Project Leader for Hilary term 2021.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington.

In his spare time...

Michael endeavours to stay fit at the gym and enjoys basketball. He is also a musicals lover and a keen traveller, having visited 50+ European cities while living in London.

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