Our People

      • Tony Whitfield 
      • Tony Whitfield

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

      • Tony Whitfield is currently Acting Auditor-General. He 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.

      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.

    • Scott Stanton
    • Scott Stanton

      Acting Deputy Auditor-General, Financial Audit
      B.Comm FCPA

    • Scott Stanton is currently Acting Deputy Auditor-General. Scott 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.

    • 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 FCPA

    • 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.

    • 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 organisational structure

    Business units of the Audit Office of New South Wales include Governance, Financial Audit, Performance Audit and Corporate Services. At 30 June 2015, the number of full-time equivalent staff was 249.

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 Plan 2013-14

We won a Gold Award in the 2015 Australasian Reporting Awards.