Brent Penrose


Brent is a senior audit partner and the EY New Zealand CFO Programme leader. He is responsible for the firm's initiatives with the CFO community, including CFO forums, thought leadership and the CFO Summit and Awards sponsored by EY. In addition, Brent is our Insurance Sector Leader and has previously sat on the New Zealand management committee.

Previous experience

With 20+ years experience in the Auckland, Wellington, San Jose and London offices of EY Brent's experience includes leading and managing the delivery of audit and other services to major organisations. He currently specialises in working with clients across the financial services, public and technology sectors. Brent has significant transaction and IPO experience, as well as working with the World Bank on assignments in Asia.


Brent is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and holds a Certificate of Public Practice (NZICA). Brent also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Administration).


Brent enjoys sports especially rugby and jogging and has participated in numerous long distance events. He is also actively involved in his children's sports.