Executive Team

Michael Pickup FCPA, FCA

Auditor General

Michael Pickup began his eight-year term as Auditor General of British Columbia in July 2020. 

Russ Jones FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Deputy Auditor General

Russ Jones is the Deputy Auditor General.

Elaine Hepburn

Executive Chief Administrator

Elaine Hepburn has been with the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia since 2010. As the Executive Chief Administrator and a member of the Executive Leadership Team, she provides direct and confidential high-level support and guidance to the Auditor General. 

Critical Audit Support Services

Sheila Dodds CPA, CA, CIA

Assistant Auditor General

As Assistant Auditor General, Sheila Dodds leads the office's Critical Audit Support Services. She earned her BSc in Economics from the University of Victoria in 1984, and began her career as an articling student with the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia, obtaining her designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1988.

Performance Audit and Related Assurance

Malcolm Gaston CPA, CMA, CPFA (UK)

Assistant Auditor General

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.

Financial Audit and Related Services

Stuart Newton CPA, CA

Assistant Auditor General

Stuart Newton is the Assistant Auditor General responsible for the office’s Financial Audit and Related Services portfolio. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of internal and external audit, consulting and financial policy experience.

Strategic Human Resources

Tracy Houser

Executive Director

Tracy Houser is the Executive Director, Strategic Human Resources.

She is responsible for workforce planning, culture and engagement, learning and leadership development, and building change capacity within the OAG.