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Auditor-General

IAN McPHEE PSM

Auditor-General Ian McPheeAuditor-General for Australia
Australian National Audit Office
GPO Box 707
Canberra ACT 2600

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), University of Central Queensland, 1972

Bachelor of Arts (Computing Studies) University of Canberra, 1978

Admitted to the honorary degree of Doctor of the University, University of Central Queensland, December 2012 

PROFESSIONAL    

Public Service Medal 2002
[For outstanding public service to public sector accounting and auditing, and the development of industry accounting standards.] 

Honorary Award ‘Bintang Jasa Utama' (First Class Medal of Honour)
[Presented by the Indonesian Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency, Primo Alui Joelianto on 26 February 2010, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, recognising the Auditor-General's contribution, and that of the Australian National Audit Office, in promoting the transparency and accountability of public finance, especially in the Audit of Natural Disaster Management in Aceh and Nias, and for their contribution on best practice and capacity building in auditing.]

Fellow, CPA Australia
[Presented with the CPA Australia Meritorious Service Award for his ‘significant contribution and distinguished service to CPA Australia' on 7 June 2004.]

Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
[Presented with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Meritorious Service Award for his ‘ outstanding service to the profession and in particular to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia', on 27 June 2005.]

Fellow, Institute of Public Administration Australia
[In recognition of an outstanding contribution to the study or practice of public administration, and contribution to the Institute of Public Administration Australia.]

Member and Deputy Chair, Australian Accounting Standards Board 2009-Present
President, Institute of Public Administration Australia, ACT Division 2009-2010
Delegate, Australia 2020 Summit, 'Future of Australian Governance' Stream 19-20 April 2008
Chair, OECD Accruals Symposium 2004-2005
Member, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board 2002-2008
Member, Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board 1998-2008
Divisional Councillor, ACT Division CPA-Australia 1992-2001
President, ACT Division CPA-Australia 1997-1998
National Councillor CPA-Australia 1996-1998
Member, Public Sector Accounting Standards Board 1991-1995
Chair, Public Sector Accounting Standards Board
[Ian McPhee was presented with the CPA Australia President's Award in recognition of outstanding service as Chairman of the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board in October 1995]
1992-1995

CAREER HISTORY

Ian McPhee was appointed as Auditor-General for Australia on 11 March 2005.

His previous position was as Deputy Secretary, Financial Management Group, Department of Finance and Administration (2003-2005), where his responsibilities included managing and providing policy advice to the Finance Minister on the budget and financial management framework; budget and financial reporting, and analysis for whole of government purposes; public sector superannuation; and the Office of Evaluation and Audit.

From 1998 to January 2003, Ian was Deputy Auditor-General at the Australian National Audit Office, where he was responsible to the Auditor-General for the delivery of the performance and assurance audit programs of the Office.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Auditor-General, Ian held various positions at the Department of Finance, at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and at the ANAO, where he commenced his career as a Commonwealth Cadet. 

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