Malcolm Gaston joined the OAG in 2005 and is the Assistant Auditor General leading the office’s performance audit work. His work covers the full breadth of the provincial public sector. He is also a member of the executive team that sets the strategic direction of the office.
His professional career includes developing and delivering performance audits in Canada, as well as financial audits, internal audits and advisory services in the UK covering UN, national, provincial and municipal government. Malcolm also has strategic and financial management experience from his years as Chief Finance Officer of a Scottish Crown agency.
Before moving to Victoria, Malcolm was with Audit Scotland. He started his career with the United Kingdom's National Audit Office where he obtained a designation specifically for public sector accountants and auditors. Malcolm also holds a Canadian accounting designation. He has worked for two of the "Big Four" accountancy firms, delivering external audit, internal audit and advisory services to a wide range of public sector and not-for-profit clients.
Malcolm is currently a board member and chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation. He also represents the office on the executive committee of a US-based organisation that promotes effective and efficient government in the Northwest US.