Holly Bennett


Holly (Te Arawa, Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Pikiao) is a lawyer and Director of government relations firm, HSB Government Relations.

Prior to establishing her firm, Holly worked on the other side of the industry in which she now operates: as an advisor in the Beehive. From public sector to private, Holly has a vast stakeholder network to engage at various levels of New Zealand's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Holly is passionate about supporting New Zealand's new generation innovators, and is determined to provide open and accessible government relations to start-up businesses, pre-seeds, accelerators and entrepreneurs around the country.

Holly is an avid fan of stand up; favourite comedians include Dara Ó Briain, Michelle Wolf and Seth Meyers. She is an agnostic-atheist and lives in Saint Andrews with her bengal Django.

“Access to the Beehive and policy makers of Wellington shouldn’t belong to the privileged few: Government exists to serve all New Zealanders.”

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