Senior Staff Directory

Carol Bellringer FCPA, FCA

Auditor General

Carol Bellringer is the Auditor General for the Province of British Columbia and former Auditor General for the Province of Manitoba. Ms. Bellringer possesses an extensive background in conducting financial statement audits, performance audits, and investigations.

Russ Jones, Deputy Auditor General

Russ Jones FCPA, FCA

Deputy Auditor General | Past Acting Auditor General

Russ Jones is the Deputy Auditor General of British Columbia. He served as Acting Auditor General from May 27, 2013 to September 14, 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was the Assistant Auditor General - Financial Audit and Chief Financial Officer at the Office.

Performance Audit

Malcolm Gaston CPA, CMA, CPFA (UK)

Deputy Auditor General

Malcolm Gaston joined the OAG in 2005 and is a Deputy Auditor General and part of the executive team. His work covers the broad spectrum of the provincial public sector, and he has a particular focus on governance, justice and public safety, and economic development.

Morris Sydor

Morris Sydor MBA, CPA, CA

Deputy Auditor General

Morris Sydor is the Deputy Auditor General responsible for the Office’s Sustainability and Environment Audit Portfolio.

Sheila Dodds

Sheila Dodds CPA, CA, CIA

Deputy Auditor General

Sheila Dodds is a Deputy Auditor General who shares responsibility for the Performance Audit portfolio with a focus on education and cross-government performance audits.  

Ed Ryan MFAcc, CPA, CMA, CFE

Executive Director

Ed Ryan leads our Compliance, Controls and Research (CCR) group. This group contributes to the office's work by researching, developing, coordinating and delivering focused audits of primarily management controls and compliance. The CCR group aims to conduct smaller audits that provide value to the people of British Columbia, while ensuring our staff are fully engaged in meaningful work.

Peter Nagati RPF, MBA

Executive Director

Peter Nagati is an Executive Director in Performance Audit.  He is responsible of leading audits of how effectively government ministries and organizations are managing their programs and responsibilities.

IT Audit and Support

Cornell Dover CPA, CA, CISA

Deputy Auditor General

Cornell Dover is the Deputy Auditor General responsible for IT Audit. He is responsible for providing IT solutions that support the Office as it provides audit services to the provincial government. He is also responsible for IT support to the OAG.

Financial Audit

Stuart Newton CA, CIA

Stuart Newton CA, CIA

Deputy Auditor General

Stuart Newton is the Deputy Auditor General responsible for the office’s Financial Statement Audit portfolio. He is a Chartered Accountant, as well as a Certified Internal Auditor with over 27 years of internal and external audit, consulting and financial policy experience.

Peter Bourne

Peter Bourne CPA, CA, CIA

Executive Director

Peter Bourne is an Executive Director, Financial Audit. He has responsibility for a number of financial statement audits of government ministries and organizations, and for public inquiries / investigations.

Lisa Moore CPA, CA

Executive Director

Lisa Moore is an Executive Director, Financial Audit. She has responsibility for a number of financial statement audits of government ministries and organizations.

Laurie Selwood CPA, CA

Executive Director

Laurie Selwood is an Executive Director in Financial Audit. She has responsibility for the financial statement audits of a number of government organizations and ministries.

Standards and Quality

Bridget Parrish CPA, CA

Executive Director

Bridget Parrish leads our Professional Practices group. She has operational responsibility for the office's system of quality control, including the development, implementation and monitoring of our quality control policies and procedures.

Laura Hatt

Executive Director

Laura Hatt is an Executive Director, Performance Audit currently working in the Professional Practices group.