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John Merrin

Director Risk and Quality

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John Merrin
Cell: 021 222 8711

John was an Audit Director for many years before being appointed as Director Audit Standards in 2005. He joined us in 1982.

John is responsible for:

  • overseeing and monitoring employee independence across both Audit New Zealand and the Office of the Auditor-General;
  • developing appropriate audit standards for our auditors; and
  • monitoring the effectiveness of our assurance-based quality control policies and procedures.

His extensive experience means he is well placed to also advise on Audit New Zealand’s professional risk management.

John’s broader audit experience includes a six year secondment to the Office of the Auditor-General. While there he held various roles to support the work of the Auditor-General’s local government team and was involved in a number of major inquiries.

Page last updated: 19 May 2015