Our People

Meet the XRB management team

April Mackenzie
Chief Executive 

April joined the XRB as Chief Executive in December 2019 and is responsible for leading the organisation to achieve its mission and strategic objectives.

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Michelle Lombaard
Director Accounting Standards 

Michelle joined the XRB in April 2024 as Director of Accounting Standards. Most recently, Michelle has been with Deloitte as Director.

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Dr Amelia Sharman
Director Sustainability Reporting 

Dr Sharman heads the team developing Aotearoa New Zealand Climate Standards and sustainability reporting topics.

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Misha Pieters
Director Auditing & Assurance

Misha heads the team supporting the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (NZAuASB) in its role of developing and issuing assurance standards.

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Emily Marden
Head of Communication & Engagement

Emily is a strategic communication practitioner with over 15 years’ experience developing and delivering communication strategies across a range of sectors.

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Dawn Bowden
General Manager Corporate Services

Dawn joined the External Reporting Board in September 2022 to lead the team that looks after the corporate functions that keep the organisation running smoothly.

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The XRB head office is based in Wellington, however staff are located across the country.