Lynn McKenzie Joins TINZ as Interim Executive Officer

Lynn McKenzie

Lynn McKenzie

As the Interim Executive Officer (pro bono) Lynn is focused on supporting the Board to achieve its goals. She is especially motivated to raise awareness of the need for trusted integrity systems in all sectors of NZ and in supporting fundraising initiatives.

Lynn has 27+ years' of senior leadership, management consulting and Board experience, primarily with Not for Profit, Government, Crown Entity and national and international membership organisations.  Most of this has been with service delivery organisations in the health, housing, social and employment sectors.  Lynn consciously works and volunteers for organizations driven by a need to improve everyone’s life chances. She has a special interest in leadership, children and women. Her interests match TINZ’s mission recognising that a corrupt free world is good for everyone.

In July 2014 Lynn finished her term as Global Chief Executive and President of Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation. Zonta is a well-respected global membership organization with 30,000+ business and professional members in 67 different countries. Its mission is to empower women through service and advocacy.

“My role took me to many parts of the world and I saw first-hand the detrimental impact corruption has on communities and countries.  Last year when entering another country I even was asked for a facilitation payment (small bribe).  It took me a while to realize that was why I was being stopped.  Besides responding that my yellow fever certificate was in order – I said nothing more and when moved on – I quickly headed to the exit door.”


Recent Activity

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index (TI CPI) has found that the New Zealand and Denmark public sectors are the least corrupt in the world. 25 Jan, 2017

TINZ OGP Submission
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submitted recommendations for New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP). Among the recommendations were a call for more ambition in creating NAPs and developing channels of communication for improving engagement with citizens. 19 Aug, 2016

Safeguarding the public interest in research
1 Aug, 2016

EU and New Zealand tax transparency
1 Aug, 2016

London Summit 2016 NZ Statement Commitments Progress
31 Jul, 2016

New Zealand Country Statement Anti Corruption Summit London 2016
29 May, 2016

Shewan Inquiry Submission Media Release
TINZ has provided its submission to the Shewan Inquiry calling on the government to widen the terms of reference to protect New Zealand's reputation and future proof our laws following the release of the "Panama papers". 21 May, 2016

CPI 2015 TINZ Media Release
Corruption Free? NZ drops again. New Zealand has fallen to fourth place in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). 26 Jan, 2016