Eric joined the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) in 2003 as an articling student and was promoted to Assistant Auditor General in 2013. He provides guidance and oversight for the financial statements and performance audits of ministries within the Health, Resources and Environment portfolio.
Eric also uses his expertise in legislative auditing to help governments in developing countries establish effective performance audit practices; this international work is done through the Canadian Auditing and Accountability Foundation, an organization supported by auditor general offices across Canada.
Born in Two Hills and raised in the hamlet of Willingdon, Alberta, Eric quickly learned the value of service to others and teamwork. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2003 and became a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta in 2006.
Eric also belongs to the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors, an organization devoted to the continued development of auditing methodology, practices, and professionalism. He has served as vice-chair of the Council’s performance audit training oversight committee and chair of its Practice Excellence Committee.
Eric was drawn to auditing because it offered a good way to combine his accounting skills with his interest in the social sciences. He sees Alberta as home for him and his family and believes the work of the OAG has a real and positive impact on areas important to Albertans, such as health care and energy.
A core value for Eric is trust, which he considers essential to building a strong and sustainable team. He is most inspired by the chance to work with others who share a passion for improving performance and accountability within the public sector.
Eric lives in Edmonton with his wife, Erin, and their two daughters. He loves spending time with his family and cultivating his artistic side by sketching and playing piano.