Cathy Manolios

General Counsel, Zurich Financial Services Australia

John Wells and Ben Haslem have worked with Zurich on a number of sensitive matters, as well as media issues. In all cases they have provided responsive, proactive and commercially sensitive advice. Their access to political channels has been of great assistance to Zurich. 

adam miller

Board Member of Medical Cannabis Council and Managing Director of BuddingTech

Our company has worked with Wells Haslem Mayhew on a number of projects, I am always very happy with their service and professionalism. The group excels in customer service and their political knowledge, media relations, advice regarding strategy and most importantly execution of project objectives is flawless. We continue to be a client after more than two years.


CEO, The Smith Family

Wells Haslem worked with The Smith Family to develop a comprehensive and dynamic government relations strategy, which helped our organisation build strong and productive relationships with Federal and State Governments. Their strategic advice and extensive experience proved invaluable in raising our profile as Australia's leading education charity assisting disadvantaged children and their families.


Co-Managing Director, Benedict Industries  

Ben, Alexandra and the Wells Haslem team helped Benedict Industries navigate a range of complex issues affecting the operation of our Sandy Point Quarry in southern Sydney. They developed a strategy that helped us to communicate with a disparate group of stakeholders, including the State Government and a group of vocal residents. Wells Haslem’s strong political networks, understanding of government relations and help organising and running a community open day all helped our family-owned business achieve a number of objectives that were invaluable to the continued growth of our business.

The Hon Warwick Smith AM

Chairman, NSW & ACT;
Senior Managing Director, ANZ Bank

I have known John Wells for more than 20 years and worked on and off with him and the Wells Haslem team for many years. John and his team’s strategic skill, advocacy and tactics are first rate. They fight hard for their clients’ success.

The Hon Tim Fischer AC

Former National Chairman of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Deputy Prime Minister

Pass on to Ben and the whole team my commendation of the work over the last fortnight, resulting in $45,000 for the RFDS. I appreciate your liaison and cooperation.

Peter Joseph AM

Chairman, Black Dog Institute

Through a variety of organisations, I have known, worked with and sought advice from John Wells for over 20 years. These organisations ranged from mining companies to hospitals. The issues ranged from (Aboriginal) land rights, sacred sites to State Government funding for hospitals. They were at times ‘hot button’ issues when stakes were high and the public/media scrutiny intense. At all time, the advice from John and his team was fearless, candid and considered.


Donald Graham

Deputy Chairman, No TasWind Farm Group

Thanks to Ben, Alexandra and John for your support and energy. I am sure we would not have got anywhere near the mark we have without your help. Your work gave us a unity and clarity we would not have had without your expertise.