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]

Director: Charles Hett

Charles Hett believes sunlight and transparency are critical features of social environments and that the benefits of a low-corruption society can easily be lost (like reputation) and hard to re-gain – so worth using energy and effort to maintain. He has wide-ranging experience of Financial Services businesses in New Zealand, Australia, UK and Asia; both as a consultant and holding various insurance company roles. He is currently the Appointed Actuary to two insurers – one general insurer and one life insurer. Charles established and has led the Deloitte NZ actuarial team since 2008.

He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 1988 and is a Fellow of the NZ Society of Actuaries as well as Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. Charles holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and he is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.” [Registry of Interests]

Gus van de Roer - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: Gus van de Roer

Gus has a strong background in marketing, branding and communications and will bring these areas of expertise to improve the role, recognition, and objectives of TINZ to its many target audiences. His company, which he sold to an international advertising group in the year 2000, was involved in the analysis, strategy development and execution in the marketing, branding and communication disciplines, and improved many of New Zealand’s leading companies’ market performance.

“I believe that transparency and integrity should stand at the centre of promoting and protecting the image of New Zealand while increasing awareness for its many business and governance interests. New Zealand is a small player in the international scene but has gained a big reputation for its independence and ethics in the public and private sectors. This reputation should be used stronger to advance its many involvements nationally and internationally while motivating participation by a great number of key players who would benefit from this distinction.” [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]

Karen Webster - Transparency International New Zealand Director

Director: Dr. Karen Webster

Dr Karen Webster is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at AUT University. Karen holds a PhD in Public Policy and an MBA. She teaches Clinical Risk management and has lectured in public policy.

Karen’s wide-ranging research interests encompass Māori and Pākehā governance, public policy, local government representation, and transparency of the local democratic process. Recent articles focus on the diversity of local government representation, voter turnout and Treaty-based governance. Her research and teaching experience follows 15 years in Auckland local government, two decades of service in the New Zealand Army locally and overseas, 10 years in real estate and nursing in the public and private sectors. Karen was appointed to the board of Arts Access Aotearoa in 2012. [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]