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Brad Ireland CPA, CA, ICD.D

Assistant Auditor General


Brad joined the Office of the Auditor General in 1998 and was promoted to the position of Assistant Auditor General in 2010. He works with a number of departments, agencies, as well as the oversight of boards within the Alberta public sector. The vast knowledge and strategic vision he brings to the OAG is the driving force behind his leadership on value for money audits that have examined capital planning, school building, treasury management, flood mitigation and pension sustainability. Brad also led the office’s work on the expenses of the office of premier Redford and Alberta’s air transportation services program.

Brad’s current audit responsibilities include the ministries of Infrastructure, Municipal Affairs, and Treasury Board and Finance, including the Province of Alberta’s consolidated financial statements. Additionally, Brad oversees audits for ATB Financial, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation, Alberta Securities Commission, Alberta Capital Financing Authority, Alberta Pensions Services Corporation, and all of the Alberta public sector pension plans. His work on these projects offers an opportunity to focus on improving the processes that help deliver programs and services to the citizens of Alberta – a key factor to his dedication to the OAG.

Born and raised in Alberta, Brad began his post-secondary journey with an accounting career in mind. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Alberta in 1998, and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 2001. Brad is also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Directors Education Program; ultimately, showcasing his commitment to leading the OAG team to deliver valuable information that makes a difference in the lives of Albertans.