Lyn Provost

Lyn Provost

Country: New Zealand

Lyn Provost (CNZM) was the Controller and Auditor General of New Zealand from 2009 to 2017. Before that she was Deputy Commissioner of New Zealand Police for eight years. 

Ms. Provost is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration. She 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.

Ms. Provost 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.  

At present, Ms. Provost sits on a number of boards in governance and advisory roles. She is Patron for Transparency International New Zealand. 


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