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Built on strategic foundations
Making a difference through audit excellence.
To help parliament hold government accountable for its use of public resources.
Purpose - we have an impact, are accountable, and work as a team.
People - we trust and respect others and have a balanced approach to work.
Professionalism - we are recognised for our independence and integrity and the value we deliver.
Who we are
The Audit Office of New South Wales
is a statutory authority, established under
the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983,
that conducts audits for the Auditor-General.
The Auditor-General helps parliament hold
government accountable for its use of public
Our main clients
- Parliament of New South Wales
- NSW Government agencies
- The people of New South Wales.
What we do
Our costs compare favourably with other Australian audit offices.
We benchmark ourselves against the national average for audit offices.
The year ahead
Our activity in 2016–17 will be driven by our corporate plan
Margaret Crawford- Auditor-General Commenced as the Auditor-General of New South Wales in April 2016
Tony Whitfield- Deputy Auditor-General PSM, B.Comm, FCA
Before joining the Audit Office in 1994, Tony Whitfield spent 29 years in the private sector, including 17 years as an audit partner in a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm. During that time, he was responsible for delivering audit and other services to a portfolio of clients, and for audit technology within the firm. Tony has also worked in the USA, and is a past NSW State Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Tony was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in 2015 for outstanding public service to public sector financial performance and reporting. Tony was Acting Auditor-General from 9 June 2015 to 3 April 2016.
Kathrina Lo- Assistant Auditor-General
Before joining the Audit Office in October 2014, Kathrina Lo held senior policy and legal roles in the NSW public sector, most recently as Director of Justice Policy in the Department of Justice. Kathrina also previously held a number of statutory and chief executive appointments in an acting capacity, including NSW Information Commissioner, NSW Privacy Commissioner and Chief Executive of NSW Juvenile Justice.
John Viljoen- Assistant Auditor-General
John Viljoen joined the Audit Office in 1996, after 18 years in the private sector. He spent nine years with a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm, where he was responsible for delivering audit services to clients in Australia and Africa. John is responsible for financial audit quality and methodology, technical audit support, information systems audit and compliance audits.
Scott Stanton- Assistant Auditor-General
Scott Stanton joined the Audit Office in 1987, and has significant experience in leading the delivery of audit services to a diverse range of public sector clients including those in the transport, electricity and university sectors. He is a previous Chair of CPA Australia’s NSW Public Sector Committee and is currently serving on CPA Australia's NSW Divisional Council. Scott was Acting Deputy Auditor-General from 9 June 2015 to 3 April 2016.
Steven Martin- Assistant Auditor-General
Steven Martin joined the Audit Office in 2008 after 18 years with a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm where he was responsible for delivering audit services to clients. This included ten years in Europe where he specialised in advisory on cross-border transactions and acquisitions. He also worked as the commercial accountant in the head office of a blue chip multinational logistics company based in Sydney.