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)