Robert Harris

Robert Harris

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Robert believes we can make a real difference to clients, enhance their systems and processes, manage risk or just improve their business performance, and this is what he strives to do.

As a Partner based in our Christchurch office, Robert leads our South Island Assurance team and sits on the National Assurance Executive. He is also the lead Technical Accounting Partner in the South Island, and is regularly sought out to provide technical accounting opinions on complex transactions.

As an experienced Partner within the firm, he has extensive experience across all client types including:

  • Publicly listed companies
  • Public issuers 
  • Co-operative companies
  • Large private companies
  • Overseas owned companies
  • Large not for profit entities
  • Public sector entities

His industry experience is equally broad and has covered a variety of sectors including retail, construction, rural services, tourism, electricity distributors, financial services, healthcare, mining, infrastructure and software.

Robert has been a Partner for almost 20 years, so he's seen and experienced most businesses issues. This gives him a great perspective from which to provide clear, measured and valuable advice, and what most excites him about working with his clients.


  • Fraud investigations both in New Zealand and overseas
  • Efficiency reviews of key processes and functions
  • Due diligence both for purchaser and vendor
  • Internal controls reviews
  • Regulatory audits
  • Assessments of the impact from new accounting standards