Shona Brown

Secretary & Director at The Nature Conservancy, Inc.

Shona Brown

Shona Brown

Secretary & Director at The Nature Conservancy, Inc.

Career Highlights

BetterWorks Systems, Inc.

RelSci Relationships


Number of Boards






Number of Awards


RelSci Relationships are individuals Shona Brown likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at Atlassian Corp. Plc

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Co-Founder at Atlassian Corp. Plc

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Director-Stanford Venture Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former Vice President-Engineering at PBS Coals, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Vice Chairman & Chief Financial Officer at PepsiCo, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at LinkedIn Corp.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Financial Officer at Rubrik, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner, Infrastructure Software at Bain Capital Ventures LP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Director, Predicitve Modeling-Ads at Google, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Paths to Shona Brown
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
Shona Brown
Secretary & Director at The Nature Conservancy, Inc.
Postdoctoral Degree

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is generally ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

MA in Economics & Philosophy

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Systems Engineering

Carleton College, a non-denominational institution, was founded in 1942 at the height of the Second World War by the Ottawa Association for the Advancement of Learning. It was originally located in a rented building and only offered night courses in public administration and introductory university subjects. When the war ended in 1945, the College began expanding to meet the needs of veterans coming home. The Faculty of Arts and Science was established, which included courses in journalism and first-year engineering.

Career History
1995 - 2003

McKinsey & Co., Inc. provides management consulting services. It specializes in design, marketing and sales, analytics, operations, transformation and restructuring, risk, strategy and corporate finance, and sustainability and resource productivity. The company was founded by James O. McKinsey in 1926 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Senior Advisor
2003 - 2011

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our company has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, we’ve grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University in 1995. By 1996, they had built a search engine (initially called BackRub) that used links to determine the importance of individual webpages. Founded 1998 Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin Incorporation September 4, 1998 Initial public offering (NASDAQ) August 19, 2004 Headquarters 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043

Senior Vice President
2011 - 2012 develops technologies to help address global challenges and supports innovative partners through grants, investments and in-kind resources.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2019 - Current

DoorDash is a technology company that connects people with the best in their cities. We do this by empowering local businesses and in turn, generate new ways for people to earn, work and live. DoorDash started by facilitating door-to-door delivery, but we see this as just the beginning of connecting people with possibility easier evenings, happier days, bigger savings accounts, wider nets and stronger communities.

Chairman, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

Atlassian Pty Ltd. provides enterprise software solutions. Its products include Jira Software, Confluence, Trello, Stride, and Bitbucket. It also develops issue tracking, collaboration and software development tools that enable software development teams to conceive, plan, build, and launch products. The company was founded by Michael Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar in 2002 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Chairman of the Board
2015 - Current

Atlassian Corp. Plc is a holding company, which engages in the design, development, license, and maintenance of software and provision software hosting services. Its products include JIRA software, align, core, and Service Desk, Confluence, Trello, Bitbucket, Sourcetree, bamboo, opsgenie, and statuspage. The company was founded by Michael Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar in 2002 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Member, Board of Trustees
2019 - Current

Founded in 1950, the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation is a private foundation located in Miami, Florida. The foundation promotes advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The foundation focuses on projects that promote informed, engaged communities and lead to transformational change. The foundation is independent of the Knight brothers' newspaper enterprises.

Secretary & Director
2011 - Current

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951: We've protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We work in all 50 states and more than 35 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands. Learn how we're responding.


The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

Learn how non-profit organizations benefit from RelSci
$2,500 +

Exploratorium engages as a museum of science, art and human perception activities . It creates tools and experiences that help people to become an active explorer. The firm includes film creenings workshops for life long learners as well as culture of learning through innovative environments, programs and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

$1,000 +


Political Donations

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 17th District, Rohit Khanna

Details Hidden

Google, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

Details Hidden

Xperiel, Inc. develops a platform that enables to build cloud-based applications for hardware and software across various business verticals. It serves sports, theme parks, retail, home and building automation and education industries. The company was founded in 2012 by It serves sports, theme parks, retail, home and building automation, and education industries and Alex Hertel and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Public Holdings
Restricted data only for RelSci Professional users.
Awards & Honors
Rhodes Scholarship
Creative Works

Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Shona Brown. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Shona Brown's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Shona Brown.