Governance NZ

Julie Hardaker FCG FGNZ

executive committee chair

Julie is a lawyer, governance professional and the former Mayor of Hamilton. She is a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute and is a member of Global Women. As well as practising law, Julie is chair of the Environmental Protection Authority, chair of Heads of Environmental Protection Authorities NZ/Australia, deputy chair of Bay Venues Ltd, deputy chair of Governance New Zealand and Chair of Women on Boards Executive Committee. Julie also holds other government, private sector and community board roles. Julie has a strong interest in women and leadership and is an advocate for gender equality at all levels. She is passionate about supporting women achieve their governance goals and regularly presents at conferences on governance topics, women in leadership and local government.