Audit Advisory Committee

Meet our Committee

  • Graeme Pinfold FCA

    Graeme is an assurance partner with PwC in Auckland. He has over 25 years’ experience as a partner responsible for audits of large listed companies and entities in the Financial Services sector.

    Graeme was a member of the NZICA Professional Standards Board and then chaired that Board for two years following the transition of the responsibility for Auditing Standards to the External Reporting Board.

  • Brendan Worrall CA (transition)

    Brendan started with Crowe Horwath in 2007 as a Principal with the Audit and Assurance group. He has a strong knowledge of external and internal audit, risk management and governance in both the public and private sectors, and offers clients perceptive and in-depth assurance advice.

    Brendan provides assurance services to listed and unlisted public companies; large proprieties and cooperatives; industry superannuation funds and public sector entities, including government-owned corporations, universities, statutory bodies and not-for-profit organisations. His clients come from the education, primary production, mining exploration and local governmental sectors, as well as the shipping and aviation industries. From November 2013, Brendan has joined the Crowe Horwath International Accounting and Audit Committee as the representative from the Australia and New Zealand firm.

  • Carla Jago CA

    Carla is responsible for the management of financial statements audits, including the signing of the auditor’s report on financial statements. Carla manages a portfolio of clients, including the Australian Government’s Consolidated Financial Statements, and a group of audit staff. In addition to her audit-related roles, Carla co-ordinates the resourcing and staff allocations for the whole of the Assurance Audit Services Group, and is responsible for graduate recruitment for assurance audit.

  • Geetesh Raniga CA (transition)

    Geetesh is a Licensed Auditor in New Zealand and a Registered Company Auditor in Australia. He also serves on Chartered Accountants ANZ’s Practice Review Advisory Group which provides technical input to the review of member firms in NZ.

    He has extensive knowledge and experience in providing audit and assurance services to a number of public companies and large private businesses.

    Geetesh’s clients include those within the finance, technology, manufacturing, property development, transport, insurance, retail, wholesale/distribution, health and aged care industries.

  • Glennda Scully FCA

    Dr Scully is a member of Chartered Accountants ANZ’s Western Australia Regional Council. Glennda supports the Chartered Accountants Program as a facilitator, trainer and mentor.

  • Joanne Lonergan CA

    Joanne is a partner at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) with a particular focus on assisting global companies across many different industries with the challenges of international operations and expansion. Her strong global network means she can quickly mobilise international teams to provide seamless service for her clients.

  • Lucio Di Giallonardo FCA

    With close to 35 years’ experience in the accounting profession, Lucio specialises in audit services, management and advisory services, prospectus preparation, investigating accountants' reports for IPOs, expert reports and due diligence reviews.

    Lucio is a proper authority holder of HLB Mann Judd Corporate (WA) Pty Ltd, the firm’s AFS licensed investment advisory arm which prepares independent expert reports for mergers, takeovers and capital raisings. He is currently the Perth firm’s Managing Partner.

  • Sarah Merridew FCA

    Sarah is an experienced company director with an extensive background in providing audit, risk management and business advisory services to the public and private sectors.

    She is currently a non-executive director of Mystate Limited, Tasmanian Railway, and the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporations, and Honorary Treasurer for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania.

    Sarah is a former partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and director of the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation and Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Limited.

  • Matthew Green CA
    Matthew has over 20 years experience in audit, assurance and financial reporting services. His audit and assurance clients have included multi-national businesses as well as a variety of other types of entity. In addition to his audit work, Matthew currently chairs the Risk Management Committee and IT Committee at Hanrick Curran in Brisbane.
  • Steven Watson CA
    Steven is the managing director of Countplus National Audits and has over 13 years of audit experience. This incorporates work with grant funded organisations and local government entities. His skills include utilising technology, streamlined processes and enhanced tools to assist the audit. 
  • Cameron Town CA
    Cameron is audit partner with Silks Audit Chartered Accountants, Whanganui, which is an audit and assurance only practice. He holds an FMA licence and qualified auditor status. Cameron’s work encompasses a wide range of industries including school audits and Maori incorporations. He is also involved in presenting on auditing issues to local groups, including accounting students. 
  • Steven Russo CA
    Steven is a Registered Company Auditor and partner with PKF Kennedy in Adelaide. He has more than 20 years experience in audit and other services, with a entities across a wide range of industry, size and structure. His skills include data analytics and IT auditing and he has extensive experience in the audit of not for profit entities. 
  • Steven Hayes CA
    Steve currently holds the role of International Contact Partner for audit and assurance clients at RSM in Auckland. He is the current chair of the Auckland CA ANZ Audit Special Interest Group with a keen interest in the not for profit sector. He has experience with a range of commercial and government sector clients, and has also worked as a finance manager in the commercial sector. 

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