Katy Gallagher has announced that the Public Accounts Committee has given the green light for Dr Maxine Cooper to take over the office of ACT Auditor-General for seven years from 8 August 2011.
Dr Cooper is currently the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment and has previously held a number of senior executive positions within the ACT Government.
“Dr Cooper’s background is one that has encompassed many reviews and investigations and it is these skills which will be called upon in the Auditor-General position.
“Dr Cooper will bring to the position significant public sector management experience and expertise and I am pleased Dr Cooper will take on this important role which is part of the accountability and transparency structure of government.
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[While the media release is dated 28 June it only went online this morning.]