Karen Shires

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Karen loves coaching people and working together to solve problems, whether financial reporting, control environment or governance related.  

In her role as our Assurance Quality Partner, Karen draws on her significant assurance and financial reporting experience to lead our Risk and Quality and Accounting Technical teams. Karen is also a member of the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.  

Karen provides external audit, internal audit and other assurance services including business process control reviews, regulatory and risk services and accounting advice, to entities of all sizes and from differing sectors.

Karen’s passion and care for our communities and making a difference sees her Chair of the Ministry of Youth Development Partnership Board.   

Karen has two sons and loves watching their cricket and rugby matches. 

Contact details

Tel: +64 21 501 043



  • Regulatory risk and assurance including FMA licensing
  • External audit
  • Internal audit
  • Other assurance services
  • Accounting advice