Jenna Raeburn is the founding director of Barton Deakin’s New Zealand division.
Prior to joining Barton Deakin, Jenna worked in several senior political roles in the John Key Government dating back to its first term in office. Most recently, she was a Ministerial Adviser to Gerry Brownlee, the third ranked Cabinet Minister in New Zealand. In this role she had the significant task of advising on all aspects of the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery portfolio.
As a Ministerial Adviser she has worked across a range of other portfolio areas including local government, insurance, tourism, government ICT, censorship, citizenship and transport. She had exposure to a large range of government procurement projects, particularly in the construction and ICT industries.
Prior to her role in Gerry Brownlee’s office, Jenna worked with Cabinet Minister Chris Tremain, and as a researcher in the office of the National Party Leader John Key. Her breadth of experience has given her a deep knowledge of the people, policies and priorities of the New Zealand Government.
Jenna is also an active National Party member and worked on both the 2011 and 2014 election campaigns that re-elected the National Government. In 2011 she was a member of the campaign team travelling with John Key. In 2014 she was Campaign Manager for the Hutt South electorate, where National slashed the incumbent Labour MP’s majority from 4800 to just over 700, making it the second most marginal seat in the country.
Jenna was educated at Victoria University of Wellington. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science.
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