Governance Bio
Brendan Lyne
Appoint Professional

Brendan Lyne

10 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“After nearly 40 years working in the corporate finance sector, building and growing several business, and over 15 years working on various boards I am looking to broaden my governance and help grow other NZ organisations. I care about motivating people, good governance, strong financial management and the importance of a strategic focus.”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


Lyne Davis Limited

August 2011 - Present (9 years)

Established and grew a boutique professional services practice specialising in business valuation and expert evidence in financial matters. This work provides a deep understanding of a range of endeavours and the litigation based experience provides a strong understanding of why matters go wrong.


Waipoua Forest Trust

March 2011 - Present (9 years)

Iwi / locals charitable trust whose objectives include acquiring land and reafforesting so as to protect and restore the environment. I was appointed with the approval of the then patron, Sir Paul Reeves. My contributions contributions include a greater focus on outcomes, organisational staff changes, stronger revenues and financial position, enhanced environmental outcomes and stronger relationships with stakeholders.


St Patricks Festival Trust

July 2014 - March 2018 (3 years)

Trustee in this charitable trust which organises events in and around 17 March so as to celebrate Irish culture and its contribution to NZ. I was brought in to assist in making directional changes. I remained as a trustee until these changes were successfully bedded in. I was instrumental in the highly successful Irish Film Festival.


Grant Thornton New Zealand Ltd

October 2005 - July 2011 (5 years)

Recruited to develop a corporate finance department. Successful developed and grew a department the largest outside of the Big 4.

Executive Roles


Lyne Davis Opinion Ltd

August 2011 - Present (9 years)

Partner responsible for advising clients in business valuation, dispute resolution and a wide range of endeavors. A member of the Auditor General' panel. Clients include the New Zealand Government, large corporates, charities, Iwi (including 8 assisting an Iwi on the Waitangi Tribunal claim), small companies and business.


Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited

October 2005 - July 2011 (5 years)

Partner in corporate finance. Member of Grant Thornton's international valuation taskforce. Leading business valuer. Extensive experience as an expert witness and adviser in corporate finance transaction services.


Frankham Lyne Ltd

July 1997 - September 2005 (8 years)

Provided independent financial opinions including expert evidence in financial related matters including business values, contractual disputes and shareholder disputes.

Analyst Manager

Power New Zealand Limited

April 1996 - June 1997 (1 years)

Manager of a team of analysts providing solutions and support for complicated pricing problems, generation investigations, valuations, new business evaluations and strategic planning analysis and support

Senior Consultant

Price Waterhouse Management Consultants

May 1987 - March 1996 (8 years)

Advised on a range of specialised assignments including: * Valuation and strategic management * Organisational structuring * Treasury and risk management * Profitability management.


Massey University

Post Graduate Diploma, Dispute Resolution

2002 - 2003

Massey University

MBS (Master of Business Studies), Finance

1999 - 2000

Massey University

MBA (distn), Management

1996 - 1997

University of Auckland

BCom, Accounting

1976 - 1979