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Bonnie Lysyk became the Auditor General of Ontario on September 3, 2013, after having previously served as Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, and Deputy Auditor General and Chief Operating Officer of Manitoba.
Lysyk has held senior positions in both the private and public sectors during a 25-year career spent in three provinces. She has extensive audit, finance, risk management and governance experience.
She served as the Deputy Auditor General and Chief Operating Officer for the Office of the Auditor General of Manitoba and, most recently, as Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan. She also held a variety of senior roles at Manitoba Hydro and served as Chief Audit Executive of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission.
A native of Winnipeg, Lysyk graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) degree and subsequently obtained her designation as a Chartered Accountant while working with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She also has a Masters in Business Administration and is a Certified Internal Auditor. In 2017, she was named a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
Lysyk is currently a member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors and over the years has actively participated in many professional and volunteer not-for-profit organizations. She has also taught auditing courses in Toronto and overseas.
Gus has been with the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario for more than 25 years, and an Assistant Auditor General since 2014. During his time with the Office, he has led performance audits in a variety of sectors as well as the Office’s audit of the Province’s Public Accounts.
Gus’s performance audit portfolios include education, agriculture, infrastructure and economic development. He is also responsible for assessing the implementation of recommendations issued in past audit reports, as well as the Office’s finances.
Gus holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He is a past member of the Public Sector Accounting Board’s Public Private Partnership Task Force. He has also been an active participant in forums held by the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors (CCOLA).
Rick joined the Office as an Assistant Auditor General responsible for the Health, Energy and Justice portfolios in November 2019. He has a degree in Commerce, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant. He also has designations as a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Information Security Manager.
From 2005 to 2019, Rick served as the Chief Internal Auditor and Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ontario Internal Audit Division, leading approximately 230 staff to deliver independent assurance and advisory services to the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Prior to joining the OPS in 1991, he worked nine years for a large accounting office.
Rick also served as Chair of the Government Internal Audit Council of Canada, which is composed of chief audit executives from the various Canadian public-sector internal audit functions in the provinces, territories and the federal government.
Susan’s experience spans over 30 years with the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario and encompasses both financial statement and value-for-money auditing. Since 2014, she has been the Assistant Auditor General responsible for the financial statement audit portfolios and professional practices, including quality assurance, and more recently the Accounting Centre for Excellence. Prior to this, she held various audit positions including Director of the Health and Long-Term Care portfolio.
Susan is a member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors’ (CCOLA) Senior Management Committee, which she previously vice-chaired and chaired. Prior to this, she was a member on CCOLA’s Health Study Group for many years and participated in two cross-Canada reviews of health performance indicators. Since 2015, Susan has been a member of CPA Canada’s Public Sector Auditing Standards Review Task Force.
Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Licensed Public Accountant. Susan worked in a large accounting firm prior to joining the Auditor General’s office.
Tyler joined the Office of the Auditor General in April 2019 as an Audit Director in the Environment Portfolio when responsibilities of the Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario were transferred to the Office of the Auditor General.
Tyler worked for 11 years at the Office of the Environmental Commissioner as a Senior Policy Advisor authoring numerous reports and chapters on environmental issues, and then as the Deputy Environmental Commissioner and Director of Operations, providing leadership and oversight of the office, including report production, finance and human resources.
Effective February 1, 2021, Tyler became Acting Assistant Auditor General serving as Commissioner of the Environment. In this role, Tyler is responsible for the Environment portfolio, which conducts audits and reviews on the operation of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, as well as biodiversity, natural resources, climate change, energy conservation and other environmental issues and programs.
Tyler completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph, and obtained a Master of Science and PhD in biology from Dalhousie University studying the evolution and communication of marine mammals, with his PhD thesis providing insight into the vocal communication of sperm whales.
Nick has worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario for 20 years. He is currently an Assistant Auditor General and prior to this, he held various audit positions including Audit Director and Chief Operating Officer. Nick has a wealth of experience in a variety of sectors including children and youth services, community and social services, environment, citizenship and immigration, transportation, finance, energy and information technology.
Nick’s performance audit portfolios include information technology, social services and transportation. He is currently a member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors’ (CCOLA) Training and Oversight Committee, which he previously vice-chaired.
Nick graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ryerson, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Licensed Public Accountant.