Lara Bennett

Lara Bennett

Executive Director, PwC New Zealand

Lara thrives on challenges and brings strong financial and commercial skills in collaborating with clients to achieve the best possible results for them.

Based in Auckland, Lara is an Executive Director for PwC’s Business Restructuring Services practice and is a trustee of the PwC Foundation. She has almost 25 years’ business experience, including 19 at PwC New Zealand. Lara has worked on a wide variety of complex restructuring situations across a range of industries and business structures. She focuses on quickly understanding and assessing the key drivers of a business’ operational activities and governance, then working with the business and stakeholders to develop options and action plans to improve and maximise outcomes. 

Prior to joining PwC, Lara worked in the construction industry for four years and it’s a sector she has remained passionate about, taking the lead on a number of high profile property and construction assignments. She also enjoys delivering presentations and workshops with industry stakeholders to provide opportunities for promoting success in the sector.

Specialty

  • Business appraisals
  • Monitoring and restructuring advice
  • Investigations and independent reports
  • Receiverships
  • Liquidations.