Transparency International New Zealand employs a full time Chief Executive officer. It has two contracted staff who provide administrative support for the Society.

Janine McGruddy

Janine McGruddy

Chief Executive Officer

Janine has a background in the public sector and a strong track record for being passionate about transparency, good governance ‘talking truth to power’.

She is alumni of the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna and has a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Victoria University School of Government. Her focus as the CEO for TINZ is to further our mission of raising awareness and debate amongst New Zealanders in respect to opportunities and challenges of corruption and integrity while building a resource base which includes partnership, membership and donor funding.

She is tasked with building a viable, professional and sustainable Chapter that can implement the strategy approved by the TINZ Board. [Registry of Interests]

Helen Bewley

Financial Officer

Helen has a wealth of administrative and financial management experience mostly with small business accounts.

Helen spends one half of a day each week on TINZ activities. She can be reached at

Alexandra Mills

Administrative Assistant

Alexandra works for TINZ two half days per week. She can be reached at


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