Meet our team
Brendon is the Group Managing Director and Chairman for SenateSHJ.
Brendon O'ConnorGroup Managing Director Auckland
Hugo is the General Manager of our Auckland office. He specialises in working with our clients to enhance their long-term relationships with media, staff, investors, communities and government.
Hugo ShanahanGeneral Manager Auckland
Kate is an experienced strategic communications specialist with 10 years’ experience working within the New Zealand, American, Australian and Middle Eastern markets.
Kate WalshConsultant Auckland
Marg is a Partner in the Auckland who specialises in public policy. She has a leading role in our government relations and energy and resources practice.
Marg JoinerPartner Auckland
Robert is a Partner who has deep experience in crisis preparation and management, stakeholder engagement and corporate and change communication.
Robert MannionPartner Auckland
Tessa is a Client Manager who provides communication advice and support across a wide range of industries. She specialises in media and brand awareness campaigns.
Tessa DonovanConsultant Auckland
Val is a deeply experienced corporate communications and reputation management practitioner. She is a Senior Client Director in the Auckland office.