Miranda Cassidy-O’Connell - Associate

Miranda Cassidy-O’Connell


Miranda brings specialist advice to the Centre on environmental issues and how we can collectively act for regenerative and positive impact. She has extensive experience in creating conditions that enable diverse voices to reach common ground.

Over 25 years, Miranda has worked with multiple stakeholders spanning policy analysis, project management, collaboration training, facilitation, and large group planning. She has especial experience in Māori rights and interests in environmental issues, including fisheries and coastal management. Miranda has worked for iwi, not-for-profit, government and private sectors and is currently director of her own consulting company, FOLKUS Ltd.

Miranda holds a BA (Sociology), a MSc (Hons) in Resource Management and qualifications in neuro linguistic programming and regenerative development. She aims to continually learn ways of enabling and inspiring people to work together to build a sustainable society.