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Sefton Darby is a Sydney-based consultant working on public policy, good governance, and community engagement issues. He has previously worked for governments and NGOs on overseas development projects, and has been closely involved in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. He has also previously worked in the mining industry at Waihi, and as the National Manager of Minerals for the government. His new book The Ground Between – Navigating the Oil and Mining Debate in New Zealand is published by Bridget Williams Books.