After completing a Commerce Degree from the University of Western Australia as a mature age student, I worked in a number of accounting firms providing accounting and taxation services before moving east and taking up an opportunity as an APS5 in the Assurance Audit Services Group. The first year or so was a challenge as I had no previous audit experience, but the ANAO provided in-house and on-the-job training which helped me progress to my current role as a Senior Director and Audit Principal.
In 2009, I worked in the Irish Audit Office in Dublin for a four-week secondment. I have worked on a number of audits including the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Communications and since 2014, as the Audit Manager on the Department of Defence. This has provided me the opportunity to visit a number of Defence bases and inspect many of the military platforms including the Collins Class Submarines, ANZAC frigates and Black Hawk Helicopters. In 2018, I was honoured with an Australia Day Medallion for my ongoing commitment to the development of staff and increasing collaboration between teams working on Defence related performance and assurance audits.