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Our people

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 Auditor-General and draws on the expertise of other staff and taskforces when required.

Margaret Crawford, Auditor-General

Margaret Crawford commenced as the Auditor-General of New South Wales in April 2016.

Margaret has many years experience as a senior executive across many large, complex public sector organisations local, state and the Commonwealth governments including the Victorian Department of Human Services, the Australian Taxation Office, the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority and Australia's largest local government, Brisbane City Council. Before becoming Auditor-General, she held the position of Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

Margaret has worked across a diverse range of sectors, including housing and homelessness, community and disability services, road transport policy and regulation, taxation administration and gaming regulation.

Margaret Crawford, Auditor-General
Margaret Crawford, Auditor-General for New South Wales

Ian Goodwin, Deputy Auditor-General

Ian Goodwin commenced as Deputy Auditor-General in January 2017.

Ian's early career was in banking and capital markets, working at the Reserve Bank of Australia, a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm and two stints in advisory roles with the International Monetary Fund based in Washington DC.

Returning to Australia, Ian joined the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) and as a Group Executive Director was responsible for leading the ANAO’s Assurance Audit Services Group and the audit of the Australian Government's Consolidated Financial Statements.

Ian is a Chartered Accountant Fellow and was an ACT Regional Councillor for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Ian is also a commissioned officer in the Australian Army who has deployed on domestic and overseas Australian Defence Force operations and dedicates time to his role as a Squadron Commander in the Australian Army Reserve.

Ian Goodwin, Deputy Auditor-General
Ian Goodwin, Deputy Auditor-General

Claudia Migotto, Assistant Auditor-General, Head of Performance Audit

Claudia Migotto has over 15 years experience across Commonwealth and NSW government agencies in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation.

Claudia has also recently held leadership roles in agencies tasked with providing independent information to the community on the performance of governments – including the COAG Reform Council and the National Mental Health Commission. Her work in reporting on the performance of governments has touched on a diverse range of sectors, including health system performance, disability, mental health and drug and alcohol issues, gender equity, Indigenous communities and housing.

Claudia joined the Audit Office in February 2016 as a Principal Performance Analyst and commenced as Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit in August 2017.

Claudia Migotto, Assistant Auditor-General, Head of Performance Audit
Claudia Migotto, Assistant Auditor-General, Head of Performance Audit

Scott Stanton, Assistant Auditor-General, Head of Financial Audit

Scott Stanton joined the Audit Office in 1987 and was appointed Assistant Auditor-General on 30 August 2010. 

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 university sectors. Scott has previously served on CPA Australia's NSW Divisional Council and is a past Chair of CPA Australia’s NSW Public Sector Committee.

Scott Stanton, Assistant Auditor-General, Head of Financial Audit
Scott Stanton, Assistant Auditor-General, Head of Financial Audit

Alison Gatt, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit

Alison Gatt has had audit and finance roles in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the Audit Office, Alison worked at the Australian National Audit Office, Westpac and KPMG’s Orange County Office in California.

Alison’s most recent role was Director of the Audit Office's Audit Support Team, providing specialist technical support to the Office’s financial audit teams. Alison contributes strongly to the profession, the sector and the community through her roles on boards and advisory panels.

Alison Gatt, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
Alison Gatt, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit

Aaron Green, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit

Aaron Green joined the Audit Office in 1999 and was appointed Assistant Auditor-General on 21 January 2019.

Aaron has significant experience in leading the delivery of audit services to a diverse range of public sector clients including those in the Treasury, Education and University sectors. Aaron most recently led the completion of Treasury audits including the Total State Sector Accounts, the Crown Entity and the Treasury, and has provided strong representation and advice relating to sector wide matters, including Treasury's Financial Management Transformation program.

Aaron Green, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
Aaron Green, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit

Lyndal Hayward, Executive Director, Corporate Services

Lyndal's early career was in publishing where she worked for some of the world's leading book publishing houses in Sydney, London and Tokyo. Lyndal joined the Audit Office in 2009 and has worked in a variety of roles across communications, reporting, records and information management, human resources, business administration and project management.

Lyndal Hayward, Executive Director, Corporate Services
Lyndal Hayward, Executive Director, Corporate Services

Chris Clayton, Executive Director, Professional Services

Chris Clayton joined the Audit Office in 2002 and was appointed Executive Director for Quality and Innovation in December 2017. On 8 October 2019, Chris took on responsibility for the newly formed Professional Services branch. 

Prior to these roles, Chris developed significant experience leading the delivery of financial audit services to a diverse range of public sector entities in New South Wales. Whilst working at the Audit Office, Chris has also spent time on secondment to the State Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates and at a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm in their consulting and advisory practices. 

Chris Clayton, Executive Director, Professional Services
Chris Clayton, Executive Director, Professional Services