Julien Leys

Executive Director

Construction Strategy Group

Chief Executive

New Zealand Building Industry Federation

Julien Leys is a an experienced communicator with over 25 years working in both the private and public sectors. Julien was the legal and communications adviser to the Minister of Local Government in New Zealand’s first MMP Parliament. He is a specialist in public affairs advocacy, reputation management and crisis communications. He ran his own award-winning communications consultancy PR Partners for 10 years before merging his business with Trans-Tasman consultancy SenateSHJ where he was the General Manager, Board member and a Senior Partner for several years. Julien has extensive experience in the construction and building sectors both as a communications adviser as well as an advocate representing two key membership organisations - the Construction Strategy Group (CSG) and the New Zealand Building Industry Federation. Julien has been working with key companies and organisations in the New Zealand supply chain as well as construction sector on the Building Systems Legislative Reform as well as Construction Accord. Julien is also a director of Pendulum Strategies, a boutique communications consultancy with clients in the energy, transport and public sectors in both New Zealand and the Pacific regions.He holds a first-class Honours Master’s degree in Law and is a Qualified Member of the Auckland District Law Society. He is also a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (FPRINZ)