Lillian Grace is the CEO and Founder of Figure.NZ, an organisation that sees numbers as a language that hold our stories – whether it be that there are 42,000 registered labradors in NZ, 24 mushroom farms, or 60,000 births each year. Figure.NZ is the first organisation in the world to make numbers truly accessible for everyone, not just the experts. Lillian believes everyone will benefit when we can all better understand our context, and shift from debating about what is – to where we want to be and how to get there.
Lillian has previously been on the Data Futures Partnership Working Group, Open Government Partnership Expert Advisory Panel, and the boards of the Innovation Partnership and of Centre of Research Excellence Te Punaha Matatini. Over the last year Lillian has resigned from these positions to focus on two things: Figure.NZ and learning Te Reo Māori. Previously, Lillian was also at Academy Award-winning Massive Software, and think tank The NZ Institute.