Sanna O'Connor-Morberg

Sanna O'Connor-Morberg

Senior Client Manager

Environmental Science & Policy

Sanna O'Connor-Morberg is a Senior Client Manager on the Science Team.

Sanna works with clients to advise them on high-quality carbon reduction and removal solutions, bridging science and impact-focused outcomes.

Background & Bio

Sanna draws on her professional experience in environmental engineering and strategic advisory with expertise in climate earth systems, land use change and climate adaptation.

Prior to Carbon Direct, Sanna worked as the Carbon Dioxide Removal Lead for the Energy Transitions Commission in 2022, for the publication of Mind the Gap: How Carbon Dioxide Removals Must Complement Deep Decarbonisation to Keep 1.5°C Alive, which outlined the essential role of Carbon Dioxide Removals in meeting global climate objectives. While at SYSTEMIQ, a sustainability-focused systems change company, Sanna was research manager for the Food and Land Use Coalition during the publication of Growing Better: 10 Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use (a landmark publication laying out one of the first roadmaps for the global food systems transition). She also provided strategic advisory services to the UNEP International Resource Panel.

Sanna has worked in New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom.



Yale School of the Environment

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

University of Auckland

Bachelor of Arts

University of Auckland


Fulbright Scholar, Science and Innovation Graduate Award



New Zealand Resource and Management Law Association