Mrs Provost is a former Controller and Auditor-General. Under her leadership, the Office of the Auditor-General received the highest score for Transparency International New Zealand’s 2013 National Integrity Systems Assessment. She increased the visibility and understanding of the Auditor-General and improved New Zealand’s accounting and auditing reputation internationally. She helped improve the standard of auditing and government accounting in developing nations, especially in the Pacific. She was on the governing board of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions and was Secretary-General of the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions. She helped develop international public sector accounting standards and implemented them in New Zealand. Mrs Provost was the first female and civilian Deputy Commissioner of New Zealand Police (Resource Management) and has been acting Chief Executive at Archives New Zealand.
Lyn Provost, of Upper Hutt,CNZM, for services to the State