Meet the Team

Meet the key people at Harding Consultants and let our team become part of your team. 


Glenda Harding
Glenda Harding has been associated with the recruitment industry for 30 years. Concurrently she has also organised conferences, seminars and events for 20 years for a wide variety of organisations.  She is one of only 52 Certified Event Managers throughout Australasia.  Along with corporate ev­ents, Glenda has been responsible for organising fundraising events, with record results. She is regarded as someone who 'can look outside the square' to help create something that is different for her clients.

Glenda feels that many of these successes are due to the fact that she has developed a good network of organisations that complement her services.

Glenda holds overall responsibility for projects within Harding Consultants. From the financial management to ensuring all website updates are implemented on time and correctly, Glenda has a hands on approach to your conference. With extensive experience working alongside corporate sponsors and industry exhibitors, Glenda is able to ensure all parties get the best results from their resource and financial commitment. 


Lizzie Dryden
Lizzie has been organising conferences for 12 years.  She worked with New Zealand’s leading (and largest) conference organising company before joining Harding Consultants in March 2013.

She has personally managed conferences ranging in size from 150 to 650 delegates across a wide spectrum of industries.

Lizzie is married with three young children and loves to spend time with family and friends, whether it is enjoying the great outdoors or over coffee.

Libby Hilder
Libby works with Glenda on a contract basis. She also owns and runs her own business. With a background that includes recruitment, management and sales, Libby clearly enjoys working with people. A recent comment from a conference was “Libby is a hoot and was great fun to be around”.

From day one of this project Libby is committed to providing professional services and support to Glenda Harding, you, our industry partners and all involved on the committee. Libby will ensure the project timeline is followed and all deliverables are presented on time.

Rachel Turner
Rachel is of great assistance to the team. Whether it's filing, following up on special projects, or helping with name badges, Rachel can be relied upon to be reliable and consistent with her work.

Rachel has 2 children, Danielle aged 13 and Jonathan 10 so her interests along with being a mum, are looking after her large garden and of course being with friends. 

Wendy___web.png Wendy Burton
There is no denying that Wendy is the most creative member of our team, Wendy won the “WOW award in 2006 for her design.  In addition she has secured several places in the Montana World of Wearable Art™ show hall of fame. In 2008 she won the Children’s Section and came runner up to the Weta Award – a huge accomplishment.

Wendy is no stranger to the creative world; she holds numerous awards in design and owns her very successful company Major Look. Never afraid to try new things, Wendy has created event designs using all forms of materials and in some instances re-cycled matter.

Wendy’s contribution to your conference will be in the design and theming of both your conference venue and social functions. Wendy has the ability to ensure the conference theme and brand are presented throughout the event and enhanced by combining props as well as music and lighting.