Our People

      • Grant Hehir 
      • Grant Hehir


      • Grant Hehir commenced as the Auditor-General of New South Wales from 5 November 2013 for a period of eight years.

        Prior to being appointed Auditor-General of New South Wales, Mr Hehir was Secretary of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance from 2006, and was Secretary of the Department of Education and Training from May 2003 to 2006. As Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance, he led the department, providing advice on economic and financial policy and resource allocation decisions.

        Mr Hehir also worked in the Federal Department of Finance and Administration for several years.

      Office Executive

      The Office Executive provides the leadership necessary for the Audit Office to achieve its strategic direction and goals, maintain its services and comply with relevant laws, codes and direction. The Office Executive is chaired by the Deputy Auditor-General and draws on the expertise of other staff and taskforces when required.

    • Tony Whitfield 
    • Tony Whitfield

      Deputy Auditor-General
      PSM, B.Comm (ACC) FCA 

    • Tony Whitfield was appointed Deputy Auditor-General in March 2001.

      Tony was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in 2015 for outstanding public service to public sector financial performance and reporting.

      Before joining the Audit Office in 1994, Tony 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.

    • Louise Mooney
    • Louise Mooney

      Assistant Auditor-General, Corporate Services

    • Louise Mooney commenced her accounting career with Price Waterhouse as a member of the audit staff before moving on to a wide variety of roles within both public and private sector service industries in Australia and overseas. Prior to joining the Audit Office in 2008, Louise was Finance Director at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and two large Australian law firms.

    • Steven Martin
    • Steven Martin

      Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
      B.Bus CA

    • 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.

    • John Viljoen
    • John Viljoen

      Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
      B.Acc CPA

    • 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.

    • Scott Stanton
    • Scott Stanton

      Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
      B.Comm FCPA

    • Scott Stanton 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 the university sector. He is the immediate past Chair of CPA Australia’s NSW Public Sector Committee and is currently serving on CPA Australia's NSW Divisional Council. Scott joined the Audit Office in 1987 and was appointed Assistant Auditor-General on 30 August 2010.

    • Headshot Kathrina Lo, Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit
    • Kathrina Lo

      Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit
      BEc LLB LLM Grad Dip Legal Practice

    • Before joining the Audit Office in October 2014, Kathrina worked in senior policy and legal roles in the NSW public sector, most recently as Director of Justice Policy in the Department of Justice. She 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.

Our vision

Making a difference through audit excellence.

Our mission

To help parliament hold government accountable for its use of public resources.

Our values

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.

Our award-winning annual report

Annual Report 2012-2013

We won 2013 Report of the Year and a Gold Award in the 2013 Australasian Reporting Awards.