Michael Rondel

Michael Rondel

Audit & Assurance Partner

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Michael is an audit and assurance Partner at BDO Christchurch.

He has over 25 years' experience both in New Zealand and overseas providing professional services to medium and large-sized corporate entities. Michael is also involved with a large number of Not-for-Profit and public sector organisations.

Michael has a particular focus on the Education Sector. He has undertaken a number of statutory appointment roles at schools on behalf of the Ministry of Education as well as providing advisory services to a number of Board of Trustees. He also has significant governance experience and is involved on a range of Boards and Committees, including several in the Chair role. 


Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Registered Auditor (Financial Markets Authority)

Approved Auditor (Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand)

Approved Auditor (Office of the Auditor General)

Registered Company Auditor with the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC)


Professional Affiliations

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Member New Zealand Institute of Directors

Member New Zealand Institute of Management Southern

Member and Past Chair of Christchurch Businessmen’s Club



Bachelor of Commerce 


Governance Roles and Community Involvement

Golf New Zealand – Board member

Canterbury Golf – Executive Committee Member

International Track and Field Trust – Trustee 

Ara Institute of Canterbury – Independent Advisor to, and former Chair of Audit and Risk Management Committee

Previous Arts Centre Trust Board – Trustee and former Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Previous Christchurch City Council – Independent Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee 

Previous Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Ministerial Appointment, Chair of Audit & Risk Committee)