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Lyn Provost

Controller and Auditor-General

Lyn Provost.

Lyn took up the position of Controller and Auditor-General on 5 October 2009.

She joined the Audit Office as an Assistant Auditor in 1978 before a stint in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Lyn came back to us in 1985 as the Director of Professional Services, and became an Assistant Auditor-General in 1990.

Lyn's career included senior roles within the State Services Commission and Archives New Zealand, before eight years as the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Resource Management).

As Controller and Auditor-General, Lyn's principal functions and duties are set out in the Public Audit Act 2001. In summary, they are to:

  • ensure that the office carries out its obligation to conduct audits of public sector bodies, and report to Parliament on the results of the audits; and
  • ensure the efficient, effective, and economical management of the Office of the Auditor-General.

Lyn is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (ICANZ). She is on the governing board of INTOSAI and is Secretary-General of PASAI.

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Lyn Provost
Controller and Auditor-General
Office of the Auditor-General
04 917 1500
100 Molesworth Street, Thorndon
PO Box 3928, Wellington 6140