TINZ Governance

Transparency International (New Zealand) is governed by a Board of Directors of up to 12 persons elected by Members at the Society’s Annual General Meeting. Directors are appointed for three years. They serve as individuals and not as representatives of their employer.

The current Officers of the Society are:

Lyn Provost

Patron: Lyn Provost

Originally from Gisborne, Lyn Provost was the Controller and Auditor General of New Zealand from 2009 to 2017. She is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration. She has held positions in private sector auditing firms in London and South Africa, and senior public sector roles in the State Services Commission and Archives New Zealand. Lyn was also Deputy Commissioner of the New Zealand Police for 8 years.

Lyn was the audit director on the world’s first set of accrual financial statements produced by a government and has devoted herself to improving public management and auditing in the public sector both in New Zealand and internationally. For financial reporting she has a determined focus on reducing clutter and making information meaningful and understandable for readers.

A leader and supporter of integrity and TINZ for many years, Lyn is persistent with inestimable reserves of experience that give her great ability to provide sage advice about ethics, transparency and leadership. [Registry of Interests]

Chair: Suzanne Snively

Former PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner, now Managing Director of MoreMedia Enterprises Ltd, economic strategist Suzanne is currently an Independent Director on the New Zealand Army Leadership Board, Health Research Council, New Zealand Opera and inaugural Director of the Maori Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency, Te Pou Matakana. She’s a Patron of Vincents Art Workshop and came to New Zealand as a Fulbright Scholar; was previously a Ministerial appointee to the Whanau Ora Task Force; and Director of the NZ Reserve Bank, R A Hannah and Co, Whitireia and WelTec Community Polytechnics, Wellington City Council’s Capital Holdings, Agri-Womens’ Development Trust and others.

Suzanne has been a regular analyst and commentator on NZ’s economic position for over 30 years, including commentary on corruption levels. [Registry of Interests]

Deputy Chair: David McNeill

David has a strong background in Information Technology, currently in data centre technical services with Vodafone NZ and corporate decommissioning at Computer Recycling. He has wide experience in small & medium business technology consulting, mainly in Auckland. He has also undertaken financial & technology audit services for Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). He holds a Bcomm from Auckland University. He has a practical, grass roots approach, giving a direct view of where potentially corrupt local situations can arise. [Registry of Interests]

Director: Josephine Serrallach

Josephine Serrallach was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, and has a degree in Economics by the University of Barcelona. At her arrival to New Zealand, she started a doctoral thesis and she was awarded a PhD by Massey University. Josephine has also a background in Policy Development and Commercialisation of Intellectual Property. Among other roles, she worked for several years as New Technology Manager at Massey University and later as Intellectual Property Manager at Victoria Link, the commercial arm of Victoria University of Wellington, where she was responsible for licensing intellectual property and starting spin-off companies, having been the catalyst for the foundation of Magritek, now a successful company in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

Josephine was Director of the New Zealand Pavilion at the Expo-92 in Sevilla, Spain.

Josephine is currently self-employed and is a Director of private companies. She has a certificate in Company Direction and is a member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand. [Registry of Interests]

Director: Christine Stevenson

Christine Stevenson is currently the Acting Comptroller and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service. Her substantive role is Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections. As Deputy Chief Executive, Christine supports the Chief Executive, to represent the Department with Ministers and central agencies, and to provide leadership across the justice sector. She also works closely with the Chief Executive, and other members of the Executive Leadership Team, to provide strategic oversight and governance for the Department.

Christine comes from a strong background in public service, having worked in senior roles in the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Justice. She has also previously worked in the private sector in Australia.

Christine is qualified as a chartered accountant. [Registry of Interests]

Tim Goodrick - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: Tim Goodrick

Tim Goodrick is an Associate Director at KPMG in the Forensic practice. He has over 10 years’ experience combatting financial crime whilst working in government, international organisations and consulting. Tim joined KPMG in March 2015 from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris, France, where he spent three years developing international AML/CFT policy and assessing countries against international standards.

Prior to the FATF, Tim was the Director of the Financial Crime Section in the Australian Attorney-­-General’s Department, with responsibility for Australia’s national policies to combat money laundering and foreign bribery.

He represented Australia and the FATF at various international meetings including at the United Nations, the G20 anti-­-corruption working group, the Basel Committee on Money Laundering, and the OECD Working Group on Bribery. Tim has undertaken FATF and OECD country evaluations and both led and managed FATF initiatives to help countries combat the misuse of companies and trusts (beneficial ownership guidance) and to use AML measures to combat corruption (anti-­-corruption guidance).

Tim has also previously worked for AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence unit and regulator, in policy and compliance. Tim is a qualified lawyer with a Master of Laws (Criminal Justice and Criminology), and is a Certified Anti-­- Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). [Registry of Interests]

Brendon Wilson - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: Brendon Wilson

Brendon has held leadership roles in airlines, the technology sector, a major professional membership body and in government. He provides consultancy to enable organisations to realise their stakeholder potential.

His experience has convinced him of the need for business, government and communities to commit to open honest communication and ethical integrity for the sake of our society and all our prosperity. Work in the electoral system has focussed him on the electoral integrity all New Zealanders deserve, to enable the benefits of our democratic freedom.

“The combination of vigorous open democracy, good governance, healthy competitive integrity in business and strong vibrant communities offers a platform for all New Zealanders to achieve the opportunities and prosperity we should expect. The success of our country in an increasingly difficult and complex world demands that we commit ever more firmly to these principles, the stakes are high.”

His Maori lineage is a source of pride, and he follows interests in aviation, classic cars and motorsport. [Registry of Interests]

Professor John Hopkins - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: Professor John Hopkins

Dr. John Hopkins is a Professor of Public Law at the University of Canterbury with a long record of working in the fields of public integrity and the Rule of Law. He has previously worked at a number of other Universities in New Zealand and the UK and held visiting positions in the field of global governance at the Central European University, Budapest and Georgetown University, Washington DC, among others.

John is currently a national rapporteur in the Global Justice Project’s Rule of Law project and more recently have worked on the Rule of Law and corruption issues in a Pacific context and jointly heads an European Union funded project examining corruption in the Pacific.

He recently was the lead author for TINZ’s submission to the OECD periodic review of the Foreign Bribery Convention. [Registry of Interests]

Henry Lynch - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: Henry Lynch

Henry Lynch has worked predominantly in the financial services area for over 30 years in a number of varied locations and roles. His current work in strategic planning, executive leadership and governance at Board level builds upon his 35 years corporate experience with 25 years in Executive, CEO and Board roles.

Henry has served as a director a number of organisations primarily in the financial services and insurance sectors. He was Chief Executive Officer of Co-op Money NZ and Co-op Insurance NZ from September 2010 to April 2018.

He expects to be heavily involved in the TINZ Financial Integrity System Assessment.

Henry is a keen follower of all sports, enjoys family time, travel, reading and is an avid walker. Henry has also a 6th Degree Black Belt in Aikido (a martial art) and has schools in NZ and Australia, where he is Chief Instructor for Australasia. In 2009 Henry was inaugurated into the NZ Martial Arts Hall of Fame and in 2012 was inducted into the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Cairns. [Registry of Interests]

Avon Adams - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: Avon Adams

Avon Adams is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand. She holds an MA Hons in Political Studies from the University of Auckland.

She is a communicator, broadcaster and academic and one of the industry’s most experienced and respected PR professionals. She has worked in communication roles in the UK, Australia as well as New Zealand leading communications and corporate affairs for some of New Zealand's best known brands including Air New Zealand, Vodafone, TVNZ, the Auckland District Health Board and the Department of Conservation. She has worked for a number of television networks around the world as a journalist, presenter and director, consulted for many government and private sector organisations and lectured at universitoes in journalism and communications.

She has a strong interest in communications as a key driver of business excellence.

Special topic areas: . [Registry of Interests]

Ann Webster - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: Ann Webster

Ann currently works in Crown entity governance, performance and investment in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Prior to this, she worked for Office of the Auditor-General from 1999 as Sector Manager, Local Government and from 2004 as Assistant Auditor-General, Research and Development until October 2017.

Prior to joining the Office of the Auditor-General Ann worked in public sector corporate planning, research, and public policy in both central and local government. She has a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma of Social Science Research and a Master of Public Policy from Victoria University of Wellington.

Ann is particularly interested in public sector stratey, performance, management, planning, governance, accountability, long-term public sector sustainability, and asset and resource management.

Special topic areas: constitution, National Integrity Systems, Parliamentary Liaison. [Registry of Interests]

John Hallr - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: John Hall

John is a general practice lawyer from a multicultural background fluent in the Korean language. He is a member of the Auckland District Law Society’s Newly Suited committee and  a member of several Korean community organisations. He is a founding trustee of Fortress Social Services Charitable Trust – an organisation devoted to assisting migrants to access legal services.

TINZ has a major responsibility in New Zealand civil society to call attention to corruption and prevent it’s spread. John has  a passion for ensuring that all citizens are provided with the information and training necessary for them to understand how our society works. Empowering citizens to understand corruption and transparency combats corruption. As we become a superdiverse country we need to ensure that all citizens are equipped with the knowledge to understand our system so that they are not valunerable.

John grew up in Auckland and is proud to call it home.

Special topic areas: Civics & Human Rights, OGP, Auckland Events. [Registry of Interests]

Stephanie Hopkins - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: Stephanie Hopkins

Stephanie's background includes experience in central and local government and private sector finance and general management across a range of industries including financial services. Recently she has been working with not-for-profit organisations in senior management and consultancy/advisor roles. 

She has been associated with TINZ since mid-2013, previously serving on the board; contracted as the GM, Operations and is currently a Member with Delegated Authority.

Stephanie is a born and bred New Zealander growing up in rural NZ. She has travelled extensively and had the good fortune to work in Africa, the Pacific and Melanesia.

Special topic areas: Pacific, Financial Integrity Services Assessment (FISA), Affiliations. [Registry of Interests]