Colin Lynch

Colin Lynch

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Colin is passionate about enabling clients shift their data and analytics from being interesting and useful, to driving real value by shaping decision-making across strategy and service delivery. 

Colin joined PwC in July 2019 after working in senior leadership roles across the public sector, including in Treasury, Statistics New Zealand and the Ministry of Justice. In these roles he was focused on building data and analytical capabilities to improve services for customers. This work included enabling greater use of the Statistics New Zealand integrated micro data tools and the development of analytics for the Ministry of Justice investment approach. He also enabled the development of business intelligence capability tools to support the management of courts and tribunals. 

Through training and inclination Colin is an economic analyst, and loves the challenges of applying analytical frameworks to solve complex problems. His broad experience across the public and private sector has included the challenges of budget and fiscal policy, treaty negotiations, crown entity monitoring and criminal justice reform. At the heart of these challenges has been his ability to see connections across different agencies and enable policy and delivery to be joined up. As the senior leader responsible for cross justice sector strategy key initiatives, he has led the development of the justice sector investment approach, the criminal justice reform programme Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata and the establishment of a justice sector behavioural insights team.

Outside work, Colin enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his children's many different extracurricular activities. For fun he mountain bikes, though on occasion his ambition outstrips his skill, so avoiding crashing is a big focus.

Contact details

Tel: +64 21 241 7752



  • Data and analytics strategy
  • Economic analysis
  • Public policy analysis
  • Business intelligence
  • Public sector and fiscal management system