Raphael Hilbron

General Manager & Partner
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Raphael is the General Manager of SenateSHJ’s Wellington office and head of our energy and resources practice and our public sector practice. He advises a range of clients including CentrePort, Beach Energy, and Equinor New Zealand B.V.

An internationally-recognised communications practitioner, Raphael helps clients to successfully manage their reputations. Click here to view our report Reputation Reality: Trans-Tasman Perspectives on reputation and risk.

Before joining SenateSHJ as an Associate Partner in 2008, Raphael was head of corporate responsibility at Vodafone New Zealand, and was seconded to Vodafone’s global business in the UK for two years.

A former journalist, Raphael worked for The Dominion newspaper and in various public sector roles before moving into politics where he worked as a press secretary in former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley's office.

Raphael holds Law and Arts degrees from Victoria University of Wellington and a New Zealand Certificate in Journalism.