New Zealand

Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan Freeman

Partner, National Assurance Leader | Auckland

Jonathan is National Assurance Leader and a member of the firm's Executive Leadership Team.

Jonathan draws on more than 27 years experience in providing assurance, transaction services, and other professional services to clients across New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and United States.

Jonathan was previously the Chair of the PwC New Zealand Board and prior to this led the firm's internal People and Culture team. He continues his strong interest in seeing the firm develop its people's talents, as well as challenging the firm to keep raising the bar to ensure a growing role and contribution to New Zealand's communities and businesses.

"Our firm is a people business. It's the talent of our people who make us the number one professional services firm in the market, the relationships we have with our clients who allow us to be successful and the communities around us that make it possible," says Jonathan.

"I am immensely proud of PwC and our people and have high expectations of what we can achieve for our clients and New Zealand," he adds.

As National Assurance Leader, Jonathan specialises in working with businesses in New Zealand and Australia across a number of sectors including energy, retail and healthcare. He has previously led a number of global audits and has extensive experience in providing quality assurance services to Audit Committees and senior management teams.

Outside work, Jonathan is the Independent Chairman of the Board of Auckland Regional Basketball Services Limited. He is a passionate basketball supporter and a huge fan of the New Zealand Breakers.

  • Specialty:

    - Governance and corporate responsibility
    - Financial assurance
    - Transaction services and due diligence
    - IPOs and company stock exchange listings

  • Areas of Interest:

    - Energy
    - Retail
    - Forestry
    - Healthcare

  • Education:

    - Bachelor of Commerce (The University of Auckland)
    - Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia
    - Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand