Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides advice to the School of Accounting and Commercial Law and the Centre for Accounting, Governance, and Taxation Research.

Our roles

The role of the Advisory Board is to provide advice to both:

  1. the Head of the School of Accounting and Commercial Law, to ensure that the School's programmes are relevant and of high quality, in accordance with the School's strategic plan
  2. the Director of the Centre for Accounting, Governance, and Taxation Research, to ensure that the research process and the research programme of the Centre are relevant to its stakeholders, in accordance with the Centre's strategic plan.

Advisory Board membership

The Advisory Board, with Garth Ireland as Chair, comprises distinguished professionals from the private and public sectors and from academia. A full list of the Advisory Board members follows:

  • Mr Garth Ireland, (Chair) Director, Ireland, Wallace & Associates Limited
  • Mr Warren Allen, Consultant
  • Professor Jane Bryson, Acting Dean, Wellington School of Business and Government
  • Mr David Carrigan, Policy Director, Policy and Strategy, Inland Revenue Department
  • Mr Neil Cherry, Deputy Director-General Corporate Services, Ministry for Primary Industries
  • Ms Sara Hay, Chief Financial Officer, Wellington City Council
  • Mr Brent Kennerley, Partner, Grant Thornton
  • Associate Professor Jessica Lai, Head of the School of Accounting and Commercial Law, Wellington School of Business and Government
  • Ms Sandy Lau, Tax Partner, PwC
  • Mr Chong Lim, General Manager Professional Practices, Audit New Zealand
  • Ms April Mackenzie, Chief Executive, External Reporting Board
  • Mr Patrick McCalman, Tax Partner, Deloitte
  • Mr Jim McElwain, Executive Director, Institute of Finance Professionals NZ
  • Mr Jacco Moison, Head of Financial Reporting and Audit, Financial Markets Authority
  • Mr Stuart Mutch, Audit Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Mr John Shewan, Adjunct Professor, School of Accounting and Commercial Law, Wellington School of Business and Government
  • Mr Gavin Silva, Partner (Audit), KPMG
  • Emeritus Professor Don Trow, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Professor Tony van Zijl, Director, Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research
  • Mr Ken Warren, Chief Accounting Advisor, Budget and Macroeconomic Branch, The Treasury