Meet HenleyHutchings

As an organisation we share a passionate belief that strategic thinking must inspire people to take action. We understand the value of a well-integrated team. Working successfully together relies upon open lines of communication, a clear and shared vision, flexibility, diversity, and good old-fashioned hard work. We pride ourselves on building both our working relationships and the relationships of our clients with their stakeholders based on mutual trust and confidence. We have helped clients in times of crisis, change, challenge and growth achieving outstanding results whether we’re leading the charge or simply providing an additional pair of hands. 

Our Team

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Working extensively across a range of sectors with a high level of significance to New Zealand – agriculture, the environment, infrastructure, science, welfare, health, forestry and water – Geoff specialises in unlocking opportunities.

With more than 30 years of consulting experience, Geoff has focused around central and local government and the interface between government and industry, and working in the regions on development projects. 

Geoff’s key practice areas include: strategy – setting direction; stakeholder relations and collaboration – assisting groups, industries and sectors to achieve outcomes through collaborative practice, facilitation and strategic planning – particularly facilitation of business and communications strategy, conflict-resolution – turning conflict into opportunity, crisis and issues management – turning the negative energy of a crisis into a positive outcome, organisation change and restructuring – public and private sector.

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John is an active analyst comfortable operating on location and in a real time environment. With a long background in the primary sector he understands the challenges of sectors, the impact and pressures of international markets and on-farm challenges. 

John has a deep understanding of central and local government policy in relevant areas and institutional arrangements, particularly constraints and opportunities under the RMA and LGA. 

His key practice areas include: Manager, Sustainability with Fonterra – engaging with regions on dairy development potential; managing to environmental limits – formerly an advisor on environmental matters to the Prime Minister and Cabinet; public policy – an early career with Local Government New Zealand and the Taranaki Regional Council, plus a public policy qualification; stakeholder facilitation – facilitating focus groups to generate clear consensus positions amongst stakeholders; research and analysis – capacity to communicate, research, analyse and deliver quality outputs within agreed deadlines. 

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Krystal has a wide base of knowledge and skills including management of media and advertising programmes, public relations initiatives and numerous stakeholder engagement projects. Her keen eye for detail coupled with her steady hands allows her to meet pressured timeframes without compromising the quality of delivery.

A strong communicator, Krystal’s approach is built on her ability to see the world through the lens of the message receiver. She has led many successful client initiatives including media programmes, a political lobbying campaign, stakeholder engagement programmes, and a range of events. 

Pragmatic and dedicated, Krystal has developed marketing materials, media and stakeholder resources, newsletters, created websites and their content, and all that’s in between. Her understanding of online media is invaluable when developing advice for clients.

Krystal has worked for an array of clients from the very small to the very large. She is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get things done.

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Julian has advanced leadership and management skills. He has held senior executive roles in the private sector and in local and central government, including being an executive director of Prudential New Zealand and a CEO in both the health and education sectors.  He has also been a senior executive of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Wellington City Council.  During his time with NZTE, Julian was a director of the New Zealand Way, which manages New Zealand’s international brand.

Julian’s key skill is implementing change successfully in complex environments, where there are diverse stakeholders with differing perspectives.  He also has a strong background in marketing and communications and project management. He has a passion for New Zealand, its natural environment and regional diversity.

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Jordan joins HenleyHutchings as an associate after spending the last five years working in China at public relations giant, Weber Shandwick. Jordan's strong crisis communications and international experience is a great asset to HenleyHutchings' projects.

Managing Director of J.C Small Global, Jordan joins the team in the HenleyHutchings office, bringing with him current projects and client engagements in New Zealand, China, United States, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea. These engagements cover strategy, risk, crisis and reputation management, regulatory and policy advocacy, market access and export strategy, and regional economic development. 

Jordan's strengths lie in assisting clients to notice shifts in their commercial and stakeholder environments, exploit temporary competitive advantages, and protect value and reputation before and during crisis. Prior to departing for China, Jordan worked with Geoff and Krystal at communications firm, Network Communication.



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