Diana Carney started her career as a management consultant at Monitor. She then worked for two decades in overseas development, focusing on policy to support sustainable livelihoods. During this time she worked for DFID, as a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and as an independent consultant to various charities, foundations and not-for-profits.
She started working with Canada 2020 in 2011 as coordinator of the federal government strategy project, The Canada We Want in 2020.
She holds a first class undergraduate degree from Oxford University (in Politics, Philosophy and Economics) as well as an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania (where she studied as a Thouron scholar) and an MSc. in Agricultural Economics from Oxford University.
Originally from the UK, she has lived in Ottawa since 2003, with her husband and four daughters.
She also runs an environmental website.