Rod Harding is the Labor Candidate for Brisbane Lord Mayor.
Rod Harding is someone who cares about the future of Brisbane. It’s where he grew up, where he went to university, where he started his first business and where he lives with his wife and family.
Rod’s not just a typical politician, he comes to the role with world class business experience, having run his own law firm and spent nearly a decade working as an investment banker around the world. His formidable set of skills and business experience are exactly what Brisbane needs to face the challenges ahead and put an end to the waste and cost blowouts that are hurting families and businesses right across the city and suburbs.
Rod is a law graduate from the University of Queensland, holds a Bachelor of Business from QUT and has a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney.
He started his own legal practice at the age of 24 and went on to work as a Senior Vice President for Macquarie Bank, spearheading growth into new markets and countries across the globe.
Rod has the energy and drive to turn things around at Brisbane City Council, and brings the skills and capability needed to end the wastage and make sure ratepayers get value for money from every investment and deal.
Rod Harding will be the type of Lord Mayor who always looks for solutions, not excuses; the type of Lord Mayor who isn’t afraid to get in, roll his sleeves up and work hard for the people he represents.
He’s the type of Lord Mayor who will fight every day for a better deal for the people of Brisbane.