Our history

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We are one of the state’s oldest organisations and are an integral part of Queensland’s system of government. 

The first Auditor-General was appointed in 1860. Since then, legislation about financial accountability in the public sector has been introduced and updated in response to changes in the public sector and Queenslanders' needs for increased accountability and transparency in government. 

Here is a list of Queensland's Auditor-Generals:

Brendan Worrall2017
Andrew M Greaves2011 – 2016
Glenn G Poole2004 – 2011
Len J Scanlan1997 – 2004
Barrie M Rollason1992 – 1997
Patrick B Nolan1989 – 1992
Vincent C Doyle1984 – 1989
Patrick N Craven1982 – 1984
Arthur J Peel, ISO1978 – 1981
Sir Allen Sewell, ISO1970 – 1977
Norman E Kropp, ISO1967 – 1969
Cecil E Petersen, ISO1960 – 1967
Richard L Murray, OBE1954 – 1959
Edward A Crosser1948 – 1953
John D Ross1939 – 1948
George L Beal, ISO1926 – 1939
Mure H Robertson1915 – 1926
Thomas W Connah 1907 – 1915
Thomas M King, ISO1901 – 1907
Edward Deshon1889 – 1901
William L G Drew1877 – 1889
Frederick O Darvall1867 – 1877
Henry Buckley1860 – 1867