Michele Embling

Chair, External Reporting Board

Michele is committed to growing diverse and inclusive leadership for the benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand and served as Co-Chair of Champions for Change from 2018 to 2020. She was a board member and Deputy Chair of Global Women from 2011 to 2018.

Michele served as the Chair of PwC in New Zealand from 2016 to 2020, a partner for 15 years and held numerous leadership, executive and governance roles within PwC in New Zealand and Asia.

Michele is the Chair of the External Reporting Board (XRB), a New Zealand Crown Entity responsible for establishing the financial reporting strategy in New Zealand and building trust in New Zealand’s capital markets. The XRB is proud to play its part in addressing climate change and is currently working hard to establish a climate-related disclosure framework for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Michele is also a Board Member of Toitū Tahua – The Centre for Sustainable Finance. The Centre was established to implement the Sustainable Finance Forum’s 2030 roadmap for a sustainable financial system. Comprising representatives from banks, insurance companies, industry, Māori businesses and iwi, professional services, civil society, academia, and Government, the Sustainable Finance Forum is a unique partnership of public and private sector leaders committed to transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s financial system including addressing issues of equity and inclusion.