Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Transparency International New Zealand and Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Guest Speaker: Suzanne Snively
Chair, Transparency International New Zealand

Event Date: Thursday 18th June 2020
Event Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Event Location: *ONLINE EVENT* | Zoom Meeting.
Zoom Meeting hosted by Asia Forum, Wellington.


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Suzanne has chaired Transparency International New Zealand since 2012, focused on improving wellbeing by strengthening integrity of the public, non-profit and business sectors. She was a joint Co-Director with Murray Petrie of the comprehensive Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment. She is now leading the TINZ Financial Integrity System Assessment (FISA) that provides an opportunity for accounting, legal, audit, risk management and strategic development knowledge to be applied to demonstrate the strengths and advise on ways to enhance the integrity of New Zealand’s financial system. See for further information.

Previously a Partner at PWC for nearly 15 years, Suzanne specialises as an economic strategist. She has been a company director for over 30 years, often chairing Boards. Her extensive governance experience includes former Directorships of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, of R A Hannah and Co, of Wellington City Council’s Capital Holdings (which included being a Director of the Wellington Airport Board), of Whitireia and Weltec Polytechs, of Otago and Wairarapa Crown Health Entities, the Health Research Council, the Army Leadership Board and the Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. She was Chair of Fulbright NZ, of New Zealand’s first FM radio company, Cosmopolitan FM, of Mary Potter Hospice, the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW) and Whitireia NZ Limited.

Suzanne’s current Directorships/Trustee roles include New Zealand Opera, New Zealand Opera Foundation,the Alexander Turnbull Library Trust and the Wellington Theatre Awards. Suzanne is on the internal audit / risk management committees of the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Transport. She was the Chair of the Independent Experts Advisory Board of the Phase 1 Review of the 1989 Reserve Bank Act and is currently the Chair of Phase 2 of the Review.

TINZ appreciates the opportunity to further engage with stakeholders of Asia Forum to discuss TINZ’s work and areas of mutual interest and potential collaboration. Please feel free to contact Luke Qin, TINZ Director responsible for Affiliations at

*ONLINE EVENT* | Zoom Meeting.

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