Co-opted board member
Julie has an LLB (Hons) and MMS (Hons) from Waikato University and is a Fellow of Governance New Zealand. She has practiced law for 25 years and is the former Mayor of Hamilton. Julie is a governance professional, is chair of the Environmental Protection Authority and holds other government appointments. She is a board member of Governance New Zealand.
Julie has a strong interest in women and leadership and has recently completed research on gender stereotypes and women leaders. She regularly presents on women in leadership, governance and local government structures and is also a media commentator on local government and current public interest topics