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Kirsty O’Connell MBA GAICD has led communication and engagement for more than $17B in major project delivery across Queensland, NSW and Victoria and is a co-founder of the Australian National University’s groundbreaking Next Generation Engagement Program. She has acted as a strategic advisor to the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia including in the development of its updated Stakeholder Engagement Framework. Kirsty’s work with the Next Generation Engagement Program has seen more than 82 organisations engaged and has led to the development of an industry endorsed research agenda that aims to explain the value of engagement in infrastructure delivery and to reduce the cost of conflict - which in Australia recently topped $30B AUD.

2018 Presentation LINK