Simon O'Connor


Simon is the New Zealand Managing Partner and the Leader of the New Zealand Assurance practice. He is responsible for the executive leadership of the Auckland office and the Assurance practice nationally. He has historically been a member of the New Zealand firm’s board of partners.

Previous experience

Simon has worked across the financial services industry with clients from the banking and capital markets, life, general and health insurance and asset management sectors. He has also been involved in many other sectors including retail, communications, technology, media and the public sector. Simon worked in the US for a number of years (New York and San José) and has also spent time working on various World Bank assignments in Asia.


Simon is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, a former member of the Professional Practices Board and the FMA’s Capital Markets Review Panel. Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Victoria University).


Simon enjoys sports including rugby, tennis and cricket and participates actively in his sons' sports teams.