Simon Banks

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Simon Banks was appointed in December 2007 to establish a Canberra office for Hawker Britton following the election of a Labor government headed by Kevin Rudd.

A biographical note states that Banks "served as Chief of Staff or Deputy Chief of Staff to three Federal Labor Leaders, including Kevin Rudd, and has been Federal Labor's Director of Policy and a senior policy and media advisor to a number of Labor’s frontbench, both in government and opposition. Over 12 years, Simon has worked closely with most of Federal Labor’s frontbench, Caucus and senior staff. Simon also understands business, having worked in public affairs and strategic policy roles for Telstra, Toll Holdings and as a consultant." [1]

"He managed the highly successful Kevin07 campaign during the recent Federal election and ran the uniquely successful ACT campaigns for the Constitutional Convention and the Republic Referendum ... In his first job in politics, he worked alongside now ACT Chief Minister John Stanhope," the biographical note states.

Contact Details

Tel: +61 2 6295 8300
Fax: +61 2 6295 8400
Mob: +61 419 638 587
Email: sbanks AT



  1. "Simon Banks", Hawker Britton, , accessed December 2007.