Lyn Provost

Chartered Accountant, International Federation of Accountants

Lyn was most recently the Controller and Auditor-General from Oct 2009 to Jan 2017. She joined the Audit Office as an Assistant Auditor in 1978 before a stint in the United Kingdom and South Africa and came back as the Director of Professional Services, and became an Assistant Auditor-General in 1990.

Lyn’s career includes senior roles within the State Services Commission and Archives New Zealand, before eight years as the Deputy Commissioner of Police. Lyn’s skills include public management, accounting and auditing, strategic thinking and change management. She has a commitment to diversity in the workforce and ethical behaviour in the work place.

Lyn is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (ICANZ) and is Secretary-General of the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI).