Doug Wylie became Alberta’s 11th Auditor General on April 29, 2018.
Doug’s tenure with Alberta’s Office of the Auditor General (OAG) began in 1989 when he joined the office as an articling student and includes 14 years as an Assistant Auditor General.
Over the years, Doug has gained extensive experience in evaluating best practices and identifying process improvements in the more than 100 organizations the OAG audits. He has become a leader in assessing organizational processes to better achieve corporate strategy. He has also brought change within the OAG itself, turning it into a flatter organization with more streamlined processes and a stronger emphasis on its performance audit mandate.
Doug leads by engaging staff and ensuring they have the resources needed to obtain their objectives. His high standards and dedication to improving OAG’s own performance help ensure the office demonstrates good practice and continues to be a credible and independent source of assurance in the public sector.
Doug came to Alberta in the mid-1980s to complete his accounting studies. He developed a deep interest in organizational governance, oversight, and accountability for results, all of which attracted him to public service. Today, Doug and his team are driven to improve performance and promote accountability within government.
Doug is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation.
Committed to the continued advancement of his profession, Doug is past chair of the Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation of Alberta, and served as chair of its Strategy Development Committee, and as a member of its Nominating Committee.
In 2016, he was awarded a Fellowship Chartered Professional Accountant, a designation granted to exceptional members whose achievements in their careers, the community or in the profession have earned them distinction and brought honour to their profession.