Executive Team

Michael A. Pickup FCPA, FCA

Auditor General

Michael A. Pickup began his eight-year term as Auditor General of British Columbia in July 2020. 

Sheila Dodds CPA, CA, CIA

Deputy Auditor General and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead

As deputy auditor general and equity, diversity, and inclusion lead, Sheila Dodds oversees the full operations of our office. This includes leading our team in a modern, inclusive way that reflects the diversity of the people of B.C. while also ensuring we deliver on our commitments to the Legislature. 

Elaine Hepburn

Executive Accountability Lead

Elaine Hepburn has been with the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia since 2010. As the executive accountability lead and a member of the executive leadership team, she provides direct and confidential high-level support and guidance to the Auditor General. 

Performance Audit and Related Assurance

Malcolm Gaston CPA, CMA, CPFA (U.K.)

Assistant Auditor General

Malcolm Gaston leads the Office of the Auditor General’s performance audit and related assurance work, delivering quality performance audit reports to legislators and critical information technology audit support. His work covers the full breadth of the provincial public sector.

Financial Audit and Related Services

Stuart Newton CPA, CA

Assistant Auditor General

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.

Strategic Human Resources

Tracy Houser

Executive Director

Tracy Houser joined the Office of the Auditor General in September 2019, and leads a team that supports workforce planning, culture and engagement, learning and leadership development, and building change capacity within the office.