Lyn Provost to speak here on career and travels

Guest speaker at Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village.

Guest speaker at Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village.

Lyn Provost with the Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy.

The former New Zealand auditor-general and deputy police commissioner, former Gisborne woman Lyn Provost, will be a guest speaker at Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village next week.

Daughter of Merle and Joe Webber, Mrs Provost was last year honoured by being named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the state.

She will speak at the village on Thursday at 10am and will talk about her career, what she has learned and the places she has been.

“I hope to include some travel yarns from my extensive travels and I hope people ask questions, as it will make the session more relevant and interesting for everyone,” she said

Mrs Provost grew up in Gisborne where she attended Central School and Lytton High, before she headed to Victoria University in Wellington to study accounting.

She became New Zealand’s controller and auditor-general in 2009 after eight years as the deputy police commissioner.

She was controller and auditor-general from 2009 until 2017, responsible for assurance to Parliament and the public about the performance and accountability of public organisations.

Under Mrs Provost’s leadership, the Office of the Auditor-General received the highest score for Transparency International New Zealand’s 2013 national integrity systems assessment.

From 2001 to 2009 she was the first female and civilian deputy commissioner of New Zealand Police (resource management), responsible for six police districts as well as leading human resources, finance, information technology and strategy and policy in the police.

Mrs Provost was previously acting chief executive at Archives New Zealand and was involved in the establishment of that organisation.

Other awards she has been given include Women of Influence Global category winner 2016, Institute of Internal Auditors Richard Ratliff Award 2016, CAANZ Leadership in Government, Outstanding Contribution in Public Administration award 2015 and Commissioner’s Commendation (Policing Act) 2008.

She is now semi-retired.

“I am a public member of the IAASB (International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board). We meet four times a year and set audit standards for the world.”

She has various board roles and recently became patron of Transparency International New Zealand.

  • This free event is open to anyone who would like to attend. Ring Pip Griffin on 863 3639 to reserve a space.

The former New Zealand auditor-general and deputy police commissioner, former Gisborne woman Lyn Provost, will be a guest speaker at Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village next week.

Daughter of Merle and Joe Webber, Mrs Provost was last year honoured by being named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the state.

She will speak at the village on Thursday at 10am and will talk about her career, what she has learned and the places she has been.

“I hope to include some travel yarns from my extensive travels and I hope people ask questions, as it will make the session more relevant and interesting for everyone,” she said

Mrs Provost grew up in Gisborne where she attended Central School and Lytton High, before she headed to Victoria University in Wellington to study accounting.

She became New Zealand’s controller and auditor-general in 2009 after eight years as the deputy police commissioner.

She was controller and auditor-general from 2009 until 2017, responsible for assurance to Parliament and the public about the performance and accountability of public organisations.

Under Mrs Provost’s leadership, the Office of the Auditor-General received the highest score for Transparency International New Zealand’s 2013 national integrity systems assessment.

From 2001 to 2009 she was the first female and civilian deputy commissioner of New Zealand Police (resource management), responsible for six police districts as well as leading human resources, finance, information technology and strategy and policy in the police.

Mrs Provost was previously acting chief executive at Archives New Zealand and was involved in the establishment of that organisation.

Other awards she has been given include Women of Influence Global category winner 2016, Institute of Internal Auditors Richard Ratliff Award 2016, CAANZ Leadership in Government, Outstanding Contribution in Public Administration award 2015 and Commissioner’s Commendation (Policing Act) 2008.

She is now semi-retired.

“I am a public member of the IAASB (International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board). We meet four times a year and set audit standards for the world.”

She has various board roles and recently became patron of Transparency International New Zealand.

  • This free event is open to anyone who would like to attend. Ring Pip Griffin on 863 3639 to reserve a space.
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