Top Institutions support Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture

Venkat Raman – 

A number of premier organisations representing quality management, law enforcement, and good governance have expressed their support to the Seventh Annual Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture 2017.

Among them are the Institute of Directors, Auckland District Law Society, Global Women, Co.OfWomen and the India New Zealand Business Council.

Former Auditor General of New Zealand Lyn Provost is the Guest Speaker at this year’s Lecture scheduled to be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Alexandra Park, Greenlane, Auckland. The event will commence with cocktails and networking at 630 pm followed by an address by former Governor General Anand Satyanand, dinner and the Lecture.

Medtech Global Limited Executive Chairman Vino Ramayah will be the Master of Ceremonies, with Nirvana Health Group Director Ranjna Patel providing Perspectives on Accountability and former Member of Parliament Dr Rajen Prasad giving his Reflections on the Lecture and the Evening’s Proceedings.

Lyn Provost

A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Lyn Provost was appointed by Sir Anand (when he was Governor General of New Zealand) to the post of Controller and Auditor General (C&AG) in October 2009. During her seven-year term (she retired on January 31, 2017), she reported on topics as diverse as governance, education of Maori, Auckland Council and Canterbury earthquakes.

She also undertook and completed several high-profile inquiries.

Ms Provost was also the Secretary General of the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) and a Member of the International Governing Board of International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAL).

Prior to her appointment as C&AG, Ms Provost was Deputy Commissioner of Police for eight years, the first woman civilian to hold this position.

Other positions held by her included Acting Chief Executive of Archives New Zealand, Branch Manager, State Services Commission and auditing roles in the Audit Office, Touche Ross, London and Pim Goldby, South Africa.

Ms Provost was recently appointed as a public member on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board located in New York and is the Chair of the Brian Picot Ethical Leadership Advisory Board.

She is married with two children.

The Lecture

The Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture has been structured as a mark of respect and tribute to Sir Anand, who retired as the Governor General of New Zealand after five years in office on August 23, 2011.

The Lecture features topics of interest to those in governance roles, management professionals and those on the growth path of their career.

Sir Anand Satyanand, Lady Susan Satyanand, India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand, decision makers, corporate and community leaders including government officials attend the Lecture to carry the benefits of the Lecture to their professional lives.

This project is non-political and non-commercial, intended to bring the best of the intellect available to speak at the annual event. We are hopeful that it would grow and progress as an Institution that befits the name with which it is associated.

Global Women

Global Women is a collaboration of New Zealand’s most influential women leaders promoting inclusion and diversity for improved societal and economic growth.

Established in 2009, Global Women works to transform the leadership landscape for women in New Zealand and as a champion of diversity and its positive impact on business performance. At its heart are over 240 high calibre members who make an exceptional contribution to New Zealand’s economy and represent women leaders across industry sectors.

Understanding there is immense opportunity in diversity as a driver of business value, Global Women is developing a pipeline of quality leaders through its Breakthrough and Activate Leaders Programmes. The collective challenge of the organisation is to accelerate the growth economy of a prosperous New Zealand, underpinned by diverse leadership.


Launched in 2012, Co.OfWomen is the country’s most influential female business brand with over 2400 members.

A business support organization, Co.OfWomen is developed and led by some of the country’s most experienced, successful entrepreneurs with Theresa Gattung in the position of board Chair.

Distinguished by a real world model Co.OfWomen offer a range of digital and hands on memberships focused on advancing the goals and aspirations of members including mentoring, support, events and learning options.

India New Zealand Business Council

The India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) is the premier trade organisation in New Zealand, which has been working for over 25 years to build trade relations between India & New Zealand.

Since 1988, the India New Zealand Business Council has promoted and encouraged trade in goods and services, investment, scientific, technical and economic cooperation between India and New Zealand. INZBC is a member-based independent organisation, not-for-profit incorporated society, which exists for three purposes, namely (a) To lobby and inform government on trade-related matters (b) To disseminate information and know-how on doing business between the two countries and (c) To facilitate business development on behalf of members through leveraging networks.

INZBC is run by industry leaders of New Zealand, who have years of experience in this sphere, thereby becoming the key stake-holders for International Trade Development of India & New Zealand.

INZBC has been recognised as the main industry body by both the governments of India & New Zealand.

Tickets to the Seventh Annual Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture, priced at $150 plus GST per person and $1500 plus GST for a Table of ten persons, are now available. Please call (09) 5336377 or 021-836528; Email: editor

The cost includes Cocktails and Networking, Dinner and Lecture.

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