Wayne Strelioff was appointed Auditor General of British Columbia in May 2000 for a six-year term. His appointment was unanimously recommended following a national search conducted by a Special Committee of the Legislature. Before moving to British Columbia, Wayne served as the Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan from November 1990 to April 2000.
He is actively involved in a variety of professional organizations including the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and of Canada, the CCAF (formerly known as the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation), and the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors. In 1992, he was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada which recognizes significant contributions to compatriots, the community and to Canada. In 2003, Wayne was recognized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia for his contribution to the accounting profession throughout his career, by naming him a Fellow and awarding him the FCA designation.
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Wayne graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce. In 1978, he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation with Peat, Marwick & Mitchell (now KPMG) in Saskatoon. After receiving his designation, he returned to the University of Saskatchewan and obtained a Masters of Science degree.