Penny Hulse

Penny Hulse is the Deputy Mayor of Auckland and brings over 18 years of local government experience to the role. Penny was first elected to the Waitakere Community Board in 1992, before becoming Chair in 1994. In 1995 she was elected onto the Waitakere City Council and in 2007 she became Deputy to Mayor Bob Harvey. In 2010 she was elected to the Waitakere Ward with an overwhelming majority and selected by Mayor Len Brown to be his Deputy.

Penny has been instrumental in building Waitakere. She cares passionately about Auckland and has strong links back to the community. Her current community involvement includes Patron of Waitakere Special Olympics, Trustee of the Swanson Railway Station Trust, Waitakere Anti-Violence Essential Services (WAVES), West Auckland Hospital Foundation Trust, Community Waitakere Trust, Chair of the Crime Prevention Reference Group and Direction of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) Board.