Brendon O'Connor

Group Managing Director and Chairman


Brendon is Group Managing Director and Chairman of SenateSHJ. As a management consultant he provides advice to a range of high-profile clients on organisational strategy and transformation.

Prior to joining SenateSHJ, Brendon was a Director of Consulting at PwC advising clients in central and local government and the corporate sector. His breadth of experience across branding, marketing and communication, and finance and economics means he brings a unique skill set to the design and delivery of change. He is also a highly skilled and sought-after facilitator.

Brendon has been an advisor for over ten years, has previously run his own consulting firm and held senior leadership roles including Director of Strategy for New Zealand Rugby and Head of Sponsorship for Vodafone New Zealand.

Brendon has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago. He led the Strategy Essentials course at the New Zealand Institute of Directors from 2013 to 2018.

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."