Stuart Newton joined the Office of the Auditor General in 2016 and is the assistant auditor general responsible for the financial audit and related services portfolio. This work includes financial statement audits of the Province’s Summary Financial Statement and Crown entities.
Before joining the office, Stuart was the comptroller general for the Province of British Columbia from 2010-16, and previously held several senior roles within the Office of the Comptroller General. He served as executive director, internal audit and advisory service, responsible for the development and execution of the annual audit plan and ensuring quality assurance with respect to audit and advisory services.
He also served as executive director, financial management branch, where he was responsible for the effective stewardship and management of financial resources by providing strategic direction and expertise on the development, implementation and evolution of financial legislative policy.
Stuart is a member of the board of directors for the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Stuart enjoys swimming, walking and spending time with his family.