Office Executive

Experience and performance

The Office Executive provides the leadership necessary for the Audit Office to achieve its strategic direction and goals. The Office Executive is led by the Auditor-General and draws on the expertise of other staff when required.

Audit Office of NSW Office Executive

 

Back: Ian Goodwin, Claudia Migotto, Lyndal Hayward, Scott Stanton, Alison Gatt
Front: Margaret Crawford, Steven Martin

 

 

 

 

Margaret Crawford

Auditor-General
Margaret Crawford

Margaret Crawford

Auditor-General
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Recreation Management
  • Master of Business Administration

Margaret has many years of experience as a senior executive across large, complex public sector organisations – local, state and the Commonwealth governments – including the Victorian Department of Human Services, the Australian Taxation Office, the former NSW Roads and Traffic Authority and Australia's largest local government, Brisbane City Council. Before becoming Auditor-General, she held the position of Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. Margaret has worked across a diverse range of sectors, including housing and homelessness, community and disability services, road transport policy and regulation, taxation administration, and gaming regulation.

Ian Goodwin

Deputy Auditor-General
Alison Gatt

Ian Goodwin

Deputy Auditor-General
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Chartered Accountant Fellow

Ian's early career was in banking and capital markets, working at the Reserve Bank of Australia, a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm and the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. Returning to Australia, Ian joined the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) and as a Group Executive Director was responsible for leading the ANAO’s Assurance Audit Services Group and the audit of the Australian Government's Consolidated Financial Statements. Ian is a Chartered Accountant Fellow and was an ACT Regional Councillor for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Ian is also a commissioned officer in the Australian Army and dedicates time to his role as a Squadron Commander in the Australian Army Reserve.

Alison Gatt

Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
Alison Gatt

Alison Gatt

Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Chartered Accountant Fellow

Alison Gatt has had audit and finance roles in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the Audit Office, Alison worked at the Australian National Audit Office, Westpac and KPMG’s Orange County Office in California. Alison’s most recent role was Director of the Audit Office's Audit Support Team, providing specialist technical support to the Office’s financial audit teams. Alison contributes strongly to the profession, the sector and the community through her roles on boards and advisory panels.

Steven Martin

Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
Steven Martin

Steven Martin

Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

Steven Martin joined the Audit Office in 2008 after 18 years with a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm where he was responsible for delivering audit services to clients. This included ten years in Europe where he specialised in advisory on cross-border transactions and acquisitions. He also worked as the commercial accountant in the head office of a blue chip multinational logistics company based in Sydney.

Scott Stanton

Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
Scott Stanton

Scott Stanton

Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Fellow Certified Practising Accountant
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

Scott Stanton joined the Audit Office in 1987, and has significant experience in leading the delivery of audit services to a diverse range of public sector clients including those in the transport, electricity and university sectors. Scott has previously served on CPA Australia's NSW Divisional Council and is a past Chair of CPA Australia’s NSW Public Sector Committee.

Claudia Migotto

Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit

Claudia Migotto

Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Policy Studies

Claudia has over 15 years experience across Commonwealth and NSW government agencies in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation. Claudia has also recently held leadership roles in agencies tasked with providing independent information to the community on the performance of governments – including the COAG Reform Council and the National Mental Health Commission. Her work in reporting on the performance of governments has touched on a diverse range of sectors, including health system performance, disability, mental health and drug and alcohol issues, gender equity, Indigenous communities regulation and housing.

Lyndal Hayward

Executive Director, Corporate Services
Lyndal Hayward

Lyndal Hayward

Executive Director, Corporate Services
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Public Administration

Lyndal's early career was in publishing where she worked for some of the world's leading book publishing houses in Sydney, London and Tokyo. Lyndal joined the Audit Office in 2009 and has worked in a variety of roles across communications, reporting, records and information management, human resources, business administration and project management.

 

 

Note: Steven Martin resigned from the Audit Office on 17 August 2018. Karen Taylor has been acting as Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit with permanent recruitment to the role to take place in the second quarter of 2018–19.