Harding Consultants
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Who we are


who we are

Central to the ongoing success of its client’s events are the Harding Consultants team of highly talented and creative people. They are committed, motivated and indeed, passionate about delivering memorable events and experiences.

We are proud of its strong client focus and long-term relationships. HC delivers innovative and cost effective event services and solutions, without compromising on the final result.

Attention to detail, our good humoured approach to the business, and quality of work, paired with years of industry experience, make us the perfect choice to partner with to produce your next conference or event.

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Glenda Harding has been organising conferences, seminars and events for over 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 well regarded as someone who 'can look outside the square' to help create something that is different for her clients.

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.  Testament to this, are the clients who have been with Glenda since the company’s inception – over 20 years.

Outside of work she enjoys socialising with her husband of 34 years, 3 grown children, and a wide circle of friends.

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Lizzie Dryden

Lizzie has been organising conferences since 2005, after she graduated with a post-graduate diploma in Event Management. 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 1200 delegates across a wide spectrum of industries.
The ying to Glenda's yang, Lizzie's greatest attribute is her view of the big picture. She has outstanding project management skills and loves a challenge, making the “impossible”, possible. With a wealth of knowledge in events and all things logistics, Lizzie is a key contributor to the successful delivery of our events. 

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Rachel’s 10 year anniversary with our team is looming in 2018.  Rachel is of great assistance to our team. Whether it's following up on special projects, working on our events software, helping with name badges or the dreaded filing, Rachel can be relied upon to be deliver wonderful work.  She’s the friendly voice on the end of our switchboard.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the service industry over the past 12 years, Rachel is a great attribute to the HC team. With a client focused work ethic, Rachel is keen to ensure that clients get the most out of their events. Her experience in the industry means that you are always in good hands. 


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Libby Hilder

Libby has worked with Harding Consultants for over 12 years on a contract basis. She also owns and runs her own recruitment 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 any 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.