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Catalytic consultancy exists to inspire change and solutions for our people, whether it be for private sectors, government, communities and for iwi and Māori. Catalytic offers forward thinking individuals, businesses, iwi and organisations the opportunity to collaborate with Sacha, so that she may help provide innovative solutions for their ideas and act as the catalyst for change.


Sacha McMeeking is catalytic. Recognised as an emerging New Zealand leader, she was the inaugural Fulbright Harkness Fellow in 2010. Formerly the General Manager of Strategy and Influence with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, she was responsible for leading the external affairs portfolio for the Iwi spanning government engagement, public policy, brand and reputation.

Her accomplishments include:

  • Designing the international advocacy strategy concerning the 2003 foreshore and seabed reform which resulted in the first successful human rights complaint concerning Iwi being upheld by successive UN bodies
  • Developing a comprehensive corporate social responsibility framework and toolkit for Iwi and Māori organisations
  • Negotiating a number of pioneering outcomes with government
  • Appointed to a number of boards, Trusts and government advisory bodies, with leadership roles.

She graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) and then went on to lecture in the faculty in various fields (Constitutional law, Māori legal issues, Comparative indigenous rights and International law).

For Iwi and Maori

  • transitioning to post-Settlement
  • designing innovation programmes
  • governance and values based decision making
  • facilitation services
  • tribal development—strategies and programme design
  • organisational design & development—management functional responsibilities, systems, processes
  • government engagement and negotiation
  • inter-Iwi collaboration
  • comparative indigenous rights and development

For the Private Sector

  • iwi and māori engagement, relationships and partnerships
  • stakeholder engagement and feedback synthesis
  • government engagement, political influence strategies, public policy analysis
  • corporate social responsibility frameworks and social impact
  • For the Community Sector

For the Community Sector

  • iwi and māori engagement, relationships and partnerships
  • facilitation and stakeholder engagement
  • government engagement, political influence strategies, public policy analysis
  • evaluation of social impact

For the Government

  • facilitation
  • relationship management and stakeholder engagement
  • expert advice, analysis and reports on iwi and māori rights, interests and aspirations
  • post Settlement Treaty framework