Our people are key to achieving our vision of better public services. They are dedicated, engaged and highly skilled.
Our workforce is a mix of around 190 active employees who are audit professionals, specialists and support team members. We also engage audit service providers to conduct some of our work, and they are an integral part of our business. Our people come from diverse backgrounds and demographics.
Our office has a simple accountability structure and our services are aligned and integrated.
Our executive management group has shared responsibility for audit excellence and operational performance. They lead change and relationships, set the tone for integrity, and model good governance within QAO.
Brendan Worrall has extensive experience in senior executive roles in both public practice and the Queensland public sector. Prior to joining QAO, Brendan was the Crowe Horwath Managing Partner for Audit and Assurance across Australia and New Zealand. Brendan’s previous roles in government include Assistant Auditor-General at the Queensland Audit Office and Chief Financial Officer for Queensland Treasury. He is the chief executive and accountable officer for the Queensland Audit Office. Brendan is the 23rd Auditor-General
Brahman has extensive experience in public sector auditing. He is responsible for the delivery of the annual program of financial audits and related sector reports to parliament.
Karen has extensive experience in private sector auditing and governance. She is responsible for the delivery of specialist audit services, financial services sector audits and reports to parliament across multiple sectors.
Paul is the Sector Director for Central Agencies . Major agencies in his portfolio are the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Treasury, , Queensland Treasury Corporation, the Public Service Commission, the Legislative Assembly of Queensland and the Office of the Governor. He is also responsible for auditing the consolidated Queensland state government financial statements.
John is the Sector Director for Community Services. Major agencies in his portfolio include the Public Safety Business Agency, the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Corrective Services, the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, the Department of Youth Justice and the Public Trustee of Qld.
Michelle Reardon is the Sector Director for Education and Housing. Major agencies in her portfolio are the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Public Works, the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and the seven public universities across Queensland.
Charles is the Sector Director for Health. He is responsible for audits of all Health-related agencies in Queensland, including the Department of Health, the 16 Hospital and Health Services Boards and their related Hospital Foundations.
Vaughan Stemmett is the Sector Director for Water and Infrastructure. Major agencies in his portfolio are Seqwater, Queensland Urban Utilities, the Department of Transport and Main Roads, the Department of State Development, Queensland Rail, and all four government owned ports corporations.
Pat is the Sector Director for Local Government.
Damon is the Sector Director for Energy and Natural Resources. Major agencies in his portfolio include the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries; Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy; Department of Environment and Science; and energy government-owned corporations.