VAGO employs around 185 staff, who plan and conduct audits and prepare reports for tabling in Parliament. Our audit staff are professionally qualified and accredited in a broad range of disciplines, such as the arts, economics, business, law, accounting, public policy, social and natural sciences, and statistics. Our support staff have expertise in IT, human resources, communications, records management and administration.
Four business areas make up VAGO:
- Office of the Auditor-General
- Corporate Services
- Financial Audit
- Performance Audit.
The Executive Leadership Team consists of the Auditor-General, Deputy Auditor-General and Assistant Auditors-General for Financial and Performance Audit.
Andrew has over 30 years of experience in public sector external and internal auditing at the federal, state and local government levels. He was the Auditor-General of Queensland from 2011 to 2016. From 2003 to 2011, Andrew held various roles at VAGO, including Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit, and Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit.
Dave was previously the chief executive officer of the Alpine Shire Council in north-east Victoria, where he led significant reform initiatives that were underpinned by a strong focus on innovation. He is passionate about delivering better and lower cost outcomes for our clients and the wider Victorian community. Dave is responsible for operations at the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office and acts as the Auditor-General in Andrew’s absence. He oversees the financial, performance and technical audit business units.
Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
Roberta first joined VAGO in 2006 as a financial auditor. After four years, she moved to a private sector professional services firm to broaden and deepen her experience before returning to VAGO as a director in 2014. She has undertaken audit work in a range of public sector areas, including central agencies, financial services and environment, and also led the technical audit services team within VAGO. Roberta has a strong interest in coaching and developing auditors and enhancing public sector financial reporting. She manages a business unit of around 75 employees and is responsible for VAGO's financial audit activities across a diverse range of portfolios.
Acting Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit
Sheraz joined VAGO in 2014 as a performance audit manager and has since held various roles including assistant director and director performance audit. He has a background in both private and public sector auditing, including working at the Office of the Auditor General of Pakistan. Sheraz manages a business unit of around 50 employees and is responsible for VAGO's performance audit activities across a diverse range of portfolios.