Julian Elder
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Julian Elder


Chief executive

  • Appointed March 2017.
  • Previously led large-scale civil infrastructure projects in waste treatment, renewables, telecommunications, energy and water.
  • Led WEL Networks Limited 2007-2014 and the associated Waikato Networks Limited 2011-2014, doubling the size of the combined business.
  • Previously chief engineer at Watercare Services.
  • PhD in electrical engineering from Auckland University, a chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors and chartered professional engineer.


Soda Inc.
Mar 2011 - Feb 2017
Flick Electric Co.
Jan 2015 - Aug 2018
Enterprise Angels
Member, Director
Jul 2015 - Present
Waikato Regional Theatre Governance Panel
Oct 2016 - Present
Chief Executive
Feb 2017 - Present

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