Julie Hardaker
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Julie Hardaker

Environmental Protection Authority / Te Mana Rauhī


  • Formerly Mayor of Hamilton (2010-2016).
  • Has led reviews, including the Tainui Waikato/Ruakura Board of Inquiry.
  • Knowledge of regulation, financial accountability, the links between the economy and the environment, and central and local government.
  • Board member and fellow of Governance NZ, and has chaired the Waikato NZSPCA, McCaw Lewis Chapman and The People's Project. Chair of Women on Boards and a member of the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund Panel.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in law and a Master’s in management, both with first class Honours.
  • In 2016 received the Order of Te Arikinui Queen Te Atarangikaahu for services to Māori.


Women on Boards NZ
Jun 2017 - Present
Julie Hardaker Lawyers
Jan 2018 - Present
Environmental Protection Authority / Te Mana Rauhī
Jul 2018 - Present
Governance New Zealand Inc.
Deputy Chair
Sep 2018 - Present
Bay Venues
Jul 2021 - Present

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