As one of PwC’s senior audit partners and a leading expert in technical accounting Michele led PwC's National Assurance practice for 3 years, and on 1 October 2016, was appointed Chair of the New Zealand firm for a four-year term.
Michele’s clients span all sectors and industries but her specialist areas include financial services and the public sector. She is a specialist in international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and has extensive experience advising organisations on complex financial reporting matters – in particular, those relating to financial statements and prospectuses of issuer clients in securities markets.
Michele sees her position as an opportunity to approach corporate governance with a long-term vision of sustainability and a goal to continue to promote sustainable corporate governance in terms of financial management, while delivering a positive impact on society.
Michele is also committed to supporting the growth of NZ women leaders and was the inaugural Chair of the Global Women, Women in Leadership Programme, which works to develop and assure leadership opportunities for qualified women, and mentor and shape emerging leaders.
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