Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

    Treasurer congratulates new WA Auditor General

    14/03/2018 2:15 PM
    • Caroline Spencer announced as Western Australia's new Auditor General
    • Appointment to take effect from May 28, 2018 for a 10-year term
    • First female Auditor General in Western Australia 

    Treasurer Ben Wyatt has today announced Caroline Spencer will take up the role as Western Australia's next Auditor General.


    Ms Spencer holds significant experience as a specialist in public sector audit, risk and governance review at a State and Federal level. She also conducted an official review of the Office of the Auditor General in 2015, and as such has significant understanding of the role.


    She has most recently been the managing partner and co-founder of Canberra-based professional services firm Vista Advisory.


    Ms Spencer was appointed by Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, on March 13, 2018.


    Ms Spencer was selected from a field of 33 applicants, and will be the first female Auditor General for Western Australia. 


    Comments attributed to Treasurer Ben Wyatt:


    "On behalf of the Western Australian Government, I would like to congratulate Ms Spencer on her appointment.


    "The Auditor General plays an important role in keeping governments accountable, and I am sure that Ms Spencer will perform this duty admirably. 


    "I would also like to sincerely thank Mr Colin Murphy for his service to the Western Australian public over the last 10 years, and wish him all the very best with his new endeavours."


    Treasurer's office - 6552 5900