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Hartley Moore

The world of the private investigator


Julia Hartley Moore is an internationally renowned private investigator, author, expert in human nature, businesswoman and motivational speaker. She has been featured on the BBC, Huffington Post and 60 Minutes.

Current work
Julia’s firm Arbeth & Co Ltd was named after her mother (“Mum was known for her discretion”, says Julia) and is staffed exclusively by ex-London Met Police, intelligence experts and Special Forces personnel. Operating globally, the company provides confidential services to clients from pop superstars and politicians to top sports teams, high net-worth individuals and corporations.

Media: Julia is recognised internationally as an expert on relationships, infidelity and human nature. Her opinion has been sought by global media including the UK’s BBC, Good Morning America, The View, the Daily Mail and Huffington Post.
In New Zealand, Julia is a well-known commentator on TV, radio and in print. A regular guest on TVNZ’s Breakfast, TV3’s AM Show with Duncan Garner, Radio NZ’s The Panel and RadioLive Drive. She was the star of reality series “Private Investigators” which has been aired around the world, a panellist on TVNZ’s “How’s Life” and has made numerous appearances on 60 Minutes, Sunday, Fair Go, ONE News, and 3 News.

A dyslexic who left school at 14, Julia was the mother of three young children by 16, and divorced from her first husband at 20, but this straight talking, glamorous and inspirational woman has never allowed anything to hold her back.
The end of her second marriage in the early ’90’s saw Julia begin a new life in Europe, working for famous Egyptian tycoon, Mohammed Al Fayed at Harrods of London, who put her on the path to becoming a private investigator.

Returning home, Julia became the first woman to own a private investigation company in New Zealand. In an industry dominated by male ex-police, Julia’s arrival on the scene was controversial, but this savvy businesswoman saw an opportunity - turning herself into the face of her company and in the process, transforming an entire industry.

Now happily married to Steve, the woman a prominent journalist dubbed “the human lie detector”, currently lives by the sea with their dogs.

International Author
Julia has authored three books which have been published internationally by HarperCollins and Penguin Books and translated into 16 languages.

Inspirational Speaker
Julia is glamorous, confident and outspoken, with a huge repertoire of revealing and hilarious anecdotes. Her wealth of personal and professional experiences have given her tremendous self-confidence and an ability to project her personality, whether it is in front of the camera or in the role of inspirational and motivational speaker.

The intrigue factor is a major drawcard when Julia is engaged to speak, however her business message is also a strong motivator.

Talking Points

Julia's Life Story

Navigating #METOO in the workplace

How to failure-proof yourself and succeed no matter what

How to be inspirational for real

Cheating: New Zealand style

Media Insider: how to build your profile

How to trust

Love and Survival: Relationships in the 21st Century

The secrets to winning in life and love

Julia's presentation was fantastic. She has some amazing stories. New Zealand Road Transport

Julia did a great job at designing a talk that is suitable for both adults and children. They liked the stories.... She showed that you can beat the odds, like the kids with cancer.

Professionals Hutt City Ltd

Excellent! Julia's presentation was totally different, interesting, humorous and captivating. She is the perfect presenter.


Julia was an entertaining and refreshing speaker for our audience. She weaved strong personal and professional messages that resonated and gave us lots to think about. At the networking function and post the function I received many commendations and thanks for having her speak.

Tourism Export Council of New Zealand

Julia is brutally honest about her life and career - and she is definitely not a speaker for the faint-hearted audience. Julia is an inspirational speaker and living proof that her “university of life” provided her with the admirable skills required to be the successful business person that she is today. Julia is a truly brave individual who made the most of every challenging phase in both her career and as a young mother. We were thrilled to have her speak and share her experiences with us!

Niche Recruitment Limited

Julia was an absolute hit with the ladies, you could hear a pin drop, the guests were hanging on her every word. Not only was she a hit with the guests, but also very professional to deal with on the day.

Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand
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