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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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

Alison Brown, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit

Alison Brown 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 leads our audits in the university sector and provides specialist technical support to the Office’s financial audit teams. In addition, Alison contributes strongly to the profession, the sector, and the community through her roles on boards and advisory panels.

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Alison Brown, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit

Aaron Green, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit

Aaron joined the Audit Office in 1999 and was appointed Assistant Auditor-General in January 2019. Aaron has significant experience in leading the delivery of audit services to a diverse range of public sector auditees including NSW Treasury and those in the education and university sectors. Aaron now leads our financial audits in the local government sector.

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Aaron Green, Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit

Liz Basey, Executive Director, Professional Services

Liz Basey joined the Audit Office of New South Wales in 2013 and now leads our governance, quality, and technical teams as Executive Director, Professional Services.

With over 14 years’ experience in the NSW public sector across policy, governance and compliance, Liz's expertise extends to implementing best practice governance frameworks and oversight of complex legal and compliance policies. 

Prior to joining the Audit Office, Liz held senior policy roles at Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services and practiced law in the UK.

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Liz Basey, Executive Director, Professional Services

Emily Beullens, Executive Director, Corporate Services

Emily Beullens joined the Audit Office in 2015 and was appointed Executive Director, Corporate Services in October 2021. Prior to this, Emily served as the Executive Manager, Communications and Business Support – leading the Audit Office’s communications, business support and records management functions.

Before joining the Audit Office, Emily was responsible for coordinating operations at Moorebank Intermodal Company, and has a wide range of industry experience in the government and private sector.

Emily's expertise extends to leading high performing teams and managing complex projects. As a driver of change, she is passionate about harnessing stakeholder and employee engagement, as well as innovative approaches and technologies, to achieve new levels of service.

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Emily Beullens, Executive Director, Corporate Services