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Lynette Diana Provost

2009-2016 Controller and Auditor-General.The eighteenth Auditor-General of New Zealand, Lynette Diana Provost, served as Controller and Auditor-General from 2009 till 31 January 2017.

Lyn Provost (pronounced "Provo") was the first woman to hold the post of New Zealand’s Auditor-General. She was the first woman and civilian to be appointed to the role of Deputy Commissioner of the New Zealand Police. She held that position for eight years.