Armon Hicks

Chief Operating Officer

BA (Hons)

“Successful public affairs is not about shouting at government, rather it’s about working to craft and communicate a solution that all stakeholders can own."
  • Strategic counsel

  • Reputation and crisis management

  • Government relations

Armon is a solver of complex problems – harnessing his 25 years of experience in public affairs to help shape the impact of government policies on client interests in Australia, the UK, USA and New Zealand.

From in-house corporate affairs positions, to political advisory roles, and as the CEO of the Australian operations of an international public affairs consultancy; Armon has experience in the full range of levers to resolve issues and build strong stakeholder engagement.

He skillfully combines the traditional approaches of government relations, research and media, with cutting edge modern campaign technology honed at the forefront of public debates on CSG and gas projects.

Armon regularly advises CEOs and Boards on matters as diverse as issues resolution, developing a social licence to operate, regulatory reform and awareness raising; and has a broad network of senior political, government, media and industry contacts and opinion leaders.

He has a particular focus on resources, energy, trade, waste management, and climate change policies, and has addressed a range of conferences including on social media campaigning techniques in the resources sector.

Armon is a registered lobbyist, a member of the Australian Professional Government Relations Association and a certified NationBuilder Expert.