The Office of the Auditor General has around 130 employees who work across 5 business units: 3 operational and 2 non-operational.
The operational units report to the Deputy Auditor General and develop our key products. The 2 non-operational units report directly to the Auditor General and provide corporate, technical and audit quality support.
Caroline Spencer, Auditor General
BBus, FCPA, FCA, GAICD, FGIA FCIS
Caroline Spencer began her 10-year term as Western Australia’s 19th Auditor General in May 2018.
Caroline has extensive experience in state and federal public sector financial and performance audit. Prior to commencing as Auditor General, Caroline was Managing Partner and co-founder of a Canberra-based professional services firm, specialising in public sector audit and governance. In 2015, Caroline was appointed by the Parliament of Western Australia to lead the first statutory review of the performance of the Office of the Auditor General.
Having worked with public sector entities, audit offices and regulated entities across Australia and the Pacific, Caroline has a passion for promoting accountability and continuous improvement across the public sector and the audit profession – to enhance trust and performance for the benefit of the communities they serve.
Caroline has held a number of predominantly public sector appointments on boards and committees in various jurisdictions.
While working for a ‘Big 4’ and a smaller Chartered firm, Caroline audited publicly listed companies and some of Australia’s largest utilities. She is a Fellow and non-executive Director of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney.
With family roots in rural NSW, Caroline understands the value of vibrant regional communities and wants to see them thrive and prosper.
Sandra Labuschagne, Deputy Auditor General
BCompt, Hons BCompt CA (SA)
Sandra joined OAG in 2012 and became Assistant Auditor General in 2014. Sandra has extensive public and private sector auditing experience in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
Don Cunninghame, Assistant Auditor General Financial Audit
BCom, FCPA, CISA
Don joined OAG in 1992 after an information systems audit career mainly in the internal audit divisions of large insurance companies. Don has worked in our information systems audit branch, headed our corporate services division, was our chief finance officer and a director of financial audit before being appointed Assistant Auditor General in 2008.
Jason Beeley, Assistant Auditor General Performance Audit
BA Hons (Oxon), Dip Strategic Studies
Jason joined OAG in 2006, following 5 years as a commercial and general manager in the defence and technology sectors. Jason previously worked with the UK National Audit Office conducting and managing value for money studies, mainly of the Ministry of Defence. He was appointed Assistant Auditor General in 2009.
Aloha Morrissey, Assistant Auditor General Information Systems and Performance Audit
BBus, Grad Dip Bus Admin, CPA
Aloha joined the Office in 2002, and was appointed as a Director in the Information Systems and Performance Audit business unit in 2014. Prior to joining the Office, Aloha held a range of investigation and audit positions with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Taxation Office.
Michelle Shafizadeh, Assistant Auditor General Technical and Audit Quality
BBus, FCA, FCPA, FAIM, FGIA, GAICD, MIPAA, Registered Company Auditor
Michelle joined OAG in 2010 and became Assistant Auditor General in 2011. Previously, Michelle was the National Assurance Services Technical Director for William Buck Chartered Accountants and before that, a Perth Assurance Services Partner for BDO Chartered Accountants.
Sadie Godfrey, Assistant Auditor General Business Services
MBA (Curtin), Assoc Dip Bus (Accounting)
Sadie has diverse and extensive experience in corporate management, working in the areas of education and industrial relations. Sadie was previously Director of Corporate Services at the Department of the Registrar, Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission before joining OAG as Assistant Auditor General in 2008.