Brendon O'Connor

Group Managing Director and Chairman


Brendon is Group Managing Director and Chairman of SenateSHJ. He has more than 30 years’ business experience and as a management consultant has provided advice to a range of high-profile clients in organisational strategy, stakeholder engagement and communications, change and crisis management, business and financial planning and economic impact studies.

Prior to joining SenateSHJ, Brendon was a Director of Consulting at PwC advising clients in central and local government and the corporate sector. Brendon has previously run his own consultancy firm and held senior leadership roles including Director of Strategy for New Zealand Rugby and Head of Sponsorship for Vodafone New Zealand.

Brendon has a Master in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago. He taught the Strategy Essentials course at the New Zealand Institute of Directors 2013 to 2018 and is a highly skilled and sought after facilitator.

SenateSHJ value Restless

“I am fascinated by the ever changing worlds our clients operate in and the demands that places on them. I am focused on ensuring we provide the very best thinking and problem solving expertise to help clients achieve their outcomes."