Caroline Spencer has been appointed as Western Australia’s next Auditor General, and will become the first woman to serve in the role when she starts in May.
Spencer has previously been the managing partner of the Canberra-based Vista Advisory, a firm she co-founded in 2008 specialising in governance reviews, financial and performance audits and reviews of public sector agencies.
In 2017, she was appointed as a non-executive member of CPA Australia, and has previously provided advice and assurance to the Australian Electoral Commission on its risk management, financial and performance reporting.
She was selected from 33 applicants, said Treasurer Ben Wyatt, who noted her appointment to lead a statutory review of WA’s auditor general and his office in 2015 gave her plenty of background for the role.
“The Auditor General plays an important role in keeping governments accountable, and I am sure that Ms Spencer will perform this duty admirably, said Wyatt.
Her ten year appointment begins May 28.
Congratulations Caroline Spencer!