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Martin Richardson

Director, Audit Services

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Martin Richardson
Cell: 021 222 6102

Martin joined us as Director, Audit Services in 2007. Before that, he worked for the Audit Commission in the United Kingdom.

Martin specialises in providing assurance around procurement processes, asset and project management, and performance measurement. He also leads the Specialist Audit and Assurance Services team’s advice and support to our annual audits.

Some of his most notable work includes:

  • Contributing to local authorities, large and small, on asset management in support of their Long-Term Plans. Many of his insights are shared in Asset management and long-term planning: learning from audit findings.
  • Providing probity assurance to CERA and more recently Ōtākaro over the anchor projects that form the backbone of the Canterbury rebuild.
  • Providing probity assurance over high profile, complex procurement, including all three of Ministry of Education’s Private Public Partnerships.
  • Managing performance management and assurance for a £3 billion community programme run by the Office of the Deputy-Prime Minister in the United Kingdom.

Martin has a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics and a Masters in Business Administration with Distinction. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is PRINCE2, Agile, and P3O Project Management certified at Foundation and Practitioner level.

Page last updated: 23 April 2018

Lyn Daken

Associate Director, Specialist Audit and Assurance Services

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Lyn Daken
Cell: 021 222 8602

Lyn has been with Audit New Zealand since 1983, and joined our Specialist Audit and Assurance Services team as an Associate Director in 1999.

Lyn’s expertise spans providing assurance in procurement, contract management, project management, asset management, risk management, and governance.

She brings a wide variety of experiences to her work. These include:

  • supporting audits of local authorities’ Long-Term Plans by reviewing their asset management practices;
  • supporting the Office of the Auditor-General in investigations of procurement practices;
  • reviewing procurement processes both in real-time as the procurement progresses and retrospectively, including when an entity has received complaints; and
  • providing specialist input to reviews of the Office of the Auditor-General’s guidelines for procurement, conflicts of interest, and performance reporting.

She has also completed a report to Parliament on procurement practices in district health boards.

Lyn has a Bachelor of Management Studies and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She is Prince 2 Project Management certified at Foundation and Practitioner level.

Page last updated: 8 June 2015

Jonathan Roylance

Associate Director, Specialist Audit and Assurance Services

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Jonathan Roylance
Cell: 021 222 8629

Jonathan has been an Associate Director, Specialist Audit and Assurance Services, since 2012. He joined us in 2008 as a Senior Business Advisor.

Jonathan is originally from the United Kingdom where he worked as an Operational Risk Manager for a major global financial services organisation. Before that, he spent 10 years at Ernst and Young.

His experience with us includes:

  • reviewing procurement and contract management policy and practices in a range of government agencies;
  • providing probity assurance over significant tender processes; and
  • reviewing risk management frameworks against best practice across all public sector organisations.

Jonathan's work has also led him to review project management governance and practices over some significant projects undertaken at IRD and Department of Statistics.

Jonathan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is Prince 2 Project Management certified at Foundation and Practitioner level.

Page last updated: 8 June 2015

Martin Richardson, Acting Director, Specialist Audit and Assurance Services

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