The Auditor General is appointed by the Governor under the Auditor General Act 2006.
The Office of the Auditor General is established as a department of the public service under the FMA Public Sector Management Act 1994. As Chief Executive Officer, the Auditor General is also responsible for a range of staffing functions under this Act.
As the accountable authority, the Auditor General must discharge responsibilities under the Financial Management Act 2006.
For a list of all legislation affecting the Office’s activities, please see our current annual report.