Val Hayes

Senior Client Director


Val is a Senior Client Director in the Auckland office, and is a deeply experienced corporate communications and reputation management practitioner.

Before joining SenateSHJ, she held in-house roles with the EMA, Air New Zealand and Vodafone as well as contracting in senior roles across a range of industries. Integral to these positions was initiating an outcome focused approach to best meet the requirements of the business.

She enjoys working with clients to understand their communication objectives and then identifying the best way to work with their key stakeholders to protect or enhance their reputation. She has significant experience in the fast-moving consumer goods, primary sector, telecommunications, aviation, the sporting sector and business advocacy. Val holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auckland University and a Certificate in Journalism.