About us

The Controller and Auditor-General is an Officer of Parliament

Our work gives Parliament, public organisations, and the public independent assurance that public organisations are operating, and accounting for their performance, in keeping with Parliament’s intentions.  

There are about 3500 public organisations, including, for example, government departments, State-owned enterprises, Crown research institutes, the defence forces, district health boards, city and district councils and the organisations they own, ports, schools, universities, polytechnics, and wānanga.

The work of the Controller and Auditor-General is carried out by the Office of the Auditor-General, Audit New Zealand, and private sector auditing firms. Audit New Zealand is a stand-alone business unit with its own website.

Within the Office of the Auditor-General there are six different teams. Each team is led by an Assistant Auditor-General. The teams are:

One Corporate Services Team, also led by an Assistant Auditor-General, supports both the Office of the Auditor-General and Audit New Zealand.

Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team currently includes:

The OAG Leadership Team meets twice every month. It considers all OAG business and work programme matters. The Executive Director of Audit New Zealand attends to ensure that information flows easily and regularly between the OAG and Audit New Zealand.

What we stand for: People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We're here to make a difference

Page last updated: 23 January 2020

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