Chris Ussher

Chris Ussher

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Chris is passionate about understanding his clients' business strategy and personal goals. He enjoys critically examining and challenging their established procedures, providing new thinking and driving efficiency and effectiveness.

As a Partner in our Wellington Assurance team, Chris provides a range of assurance services to listed and private companies, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. He has significant experience delivering external and internal audits, internal controls and greenhouse gas assurance. 

Chris’ career began with PwC as a graduate in the Wellington office. He was seconded to PwC in San Francisco for two and a half years, returning to New Zealand in 2007. After seven years in Auckland, he returned to Wellington where he now works providing tailored assurance solutions to a diverse portfolio of clients. His experience covers a range of sectors including banking and finance, oil and gas, technology, electricity, aviation, retail and manufacturing. He draws on this breadth of experience to deliver credible advice and broad insights from an assurance perspective.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and their two young children. He is a two time participant in "Shave for a Cure" and when not on 'dad duty' can be found at Westpac Stadium supporting the Hurricanes.


  • Financial and non-financial assurance
  • External and internal audit
  • Internal controls assurance
  • Compliance reporting
  • Greenhouse gas assurance