Colum Rice

Colum Rice

Partner, PwC New Zealand

As Partner, Colum has a long and established career in international transactions. He is also the leader of PwC New Zealand’s China Markets team, bringing his experience in transactions, business intelligence and analytics to bridge the gap between New Zealand and one of the world’s most powerful economies.

After taking up this lead role in 2009, Colum has spearheaded a team dedicated to supporting both Chinese businesses investing in New Zealand and New Zealand companies establishing or growing their operations in China.

Colum has led many of the largest and most complex mergers, acquisitions and capital market transactions in Aotearoa. He’s worked in London and Bermuda, and has extensive experience in international transactions, including in Japan, India, USA, Europe, Australia and (of course) China.

Outside of work, you might find Colum refereeing sporting events, cheering on the Irish rugby team and the All Blacks (unless they play each other), or attempting to bring his golf skills on par with his enthusiasm for the sport.

Contact details

Tel: +64 21 608 869



  • Growing business in China
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business valuation
  • Capital market transactions
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Due diligence