Penny Hulse
Councillor and Committee Chair, Auckland City Council, Trustee of Leadership New Zealand and Alumni of the 2008 LNZ Leadership Programme
 
 
Penny Hulse is a New Zealand politician, and was Deputy Mayor of Auckland from the formation of the Auckland Council Super City until 2016. She continues to represent the Waitakere ward on the Auckland Council and is Chair of the Environment and Community Committee, one of the three over-arching Council committees. 
 
She began her career in 1992 when she was elected to the Waitakere Community Board.  In 1995 she was elected to the Waitakere City Council and was made deputy mayor in 2007 by Bob Harvey.   In the 2010 Auckland Council elections Penny won a seat in the Waitakere ward and was appointed Deputy Mayor.  
 
She was re-elected in 2013 and again in 2016 when she was also elected to the Waitakere Licensing Trust.  Penny lives in Te Atatu Peninsula and took up cycling to work in the Auckland CBD when the Nelson Street Cycleway was opened in December 2015.