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Karen Shires

Karen Shires

Chief Risk & Reputation Officer, PwC New Zealand

Karen enjoys coaching people, providing industry insights and working collaboratively with teams to solve important problems whether financial reporting, control environment or governance related.  

As Chief Risk & Reputation Officer for PwC New Zealand, Karen sits on the firm’s executive leadership team and leads the Risk and Quality functions across PwC’s practice areas, including enterprise risk framework, brand engagement strategy and regulatory relationships. 

Karen is a licenced auditor with a specialism in financial services, founded from her experience in PwC’s London Banking & Capital Markets practice. For over 10 years she has contributed to the development of New Zealand’s auditing, assurance and ethical standards. 

Karen has two sons and loves watching their various sporting pursuits.

 

Specialty

  • Regulatory risk and assurance including FMA licensing
  • External audit
  • Other assurance services
  • Financial services