Holly Suzanne Bennett (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao) is the founder of Waikato-based government relations firm HSB Government Relations, a non-partisan firm with one goal: make political engagement simple.
Government relations, or "lobbying" as it is more commonly known, is an often overlooked tool in the New Zealand business toolkit. In a nutshell her firm works to match businesses with all levels of New Zealand’s political ecosystem: Members of Parliament, Ministers, advisors, officials, regulators and everyone in between.
Since setting up, Holly has worked with a variety of award winning New Zealand businesses - with some of the firm's early adopters featuring in national papers and on network news. As well as being an avid networker, Holly is a trained lawyer: she was admitted to the bar in 2013 and holds a current practising certificate.