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Clodagh O'Connor-McKenna

"I enjoy the opportunity I get to really get to know a business, its people and its priorities. The reality of how decisions are actually made in Wellington can be a real mystery to people and I like helping unravel a bit of that mystery for my clients so they can just get on with running their business."

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Clodagh joined BRG in 2018 after six years in Parliament, including four years as an advisor to a senior Cabinet Minister.

She has extensive knowledge of government, politics and Parliamentary process and has good networks in Parliament and the public sector. While at Parliament she worked on a variety of portfolios including climate change, tourism, local government, social housing, Police, Overseas Investment Office issues, and social development. She has a particular interest in climate change policy. Prior to Parliament, Clodagh worked for several years at media monitoring and analysis company iSentia.

Clodagh also has experience as a coach of debating at an international level and has a keen interest in helping people with public speaking and presentation skills.

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