IMPACT is the biennial International Meeting of Performance Audit Critical Thinkers.

VAGO was scheduled to host IMPACT 2020, in partnership with the Australasian Council of Auditors-General, in March.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) the IMPACT conference was cancelled, but we are pleased to share some of the presentations that would have been given at this event.

Impact 2020 logo

Keynote speakers

Auditing—Speaking truth to power

The Hon Kenneth Hayne AC
Former Justice of the High Court of Australia

Auditing in the age of artificial intelligence

Tina Kim 
Deputy Comptroller for State Government Accountability, Office of the New York State Comptroller

Building Trust: a Scottish and UK perspective

Antony Clark
Audit Director, Audit Scotland


A data analytics approach to effective mental health service delivery and reform

Caroline Spencer 
Auditor-General for Western Australia

An investment approach to annual planning

Nerillee Miller
Senior Manager, Performance Audit, Victorian Auditor-General’s Office

Auditing in the Dark—Child and youth mental health

Kate Gilbert
Manager, Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor

Hannah Hill
Senior Analyst, Victorian Auditor-General’s Office

Data Science in Performance Audit

Xiaoyan Lu
Australian National Audit Office

Stephen McAteer
Victorian Auditor-General’s Office

Integrating Aboriginal expertise in performance auditing

Fabienne Baldan
New South Wales Audit Office

Public Sector Performance Audits: Stakeholder interpretations of impact

Dr Jana Schmitz
Policy Research Analyst, Policy & Advocacy, CPA Australia

US Government Accountability Office—Focused on Facts

Charles Young
Managing Director, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Government Accountability Office