HSb Government Relations

Making political engagement simple.


HSB™ Government Relations has one goal: make political engagement simple.

We match domestic and overseas businesses with all levels of New Zealand’s political ecosystem: Members of Parliament, Ministers, advisors, officials, regulators and everyone in between.



Government relations, or ‘lobbying’ as it is more commonly known, invokes images of silver haired aristocrats, sitting around a large oak table, setting the agenda for the rest of us to live.

Determined to change people’s perception of the industry, Holly Bennett established HSB™ Government Relations to make political engagement simple.

Since opening our doors in 2017, HSB™ Government Relations has worked with a range of award winning New Zealand businesses. Some of our early adopters regularly feature in national papers, on network news and have incorporated political strategy into their annual planning.

Choosing HSB™ Government Relations means choosing a firm devoted to political engagement. We do what we know: make your political engagement simple.


our team


Holly Suzanne Bennett


Holly Suzanne Bennett (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao) is the Director and Lead Consultant of HSB™ Government Relations.

She is a zealous advocate of transparent, accessible government and has a keen interest in the effectiveness of New Zealand's regulatory systems.

Holly's career started out in law with the Ministry of Justice, where she worked at the coal face in New Zealand’s busiest court, before moving to Wellington to work in policy. A trained lawyer, Holly was admitted to the bar in 2013 and holds a current practising certificate.

More recently Holly worked on the other side of the industry in which she now operates: as a Ministerial Advisor and In-House Legal Counsel in the Beehive.