This report, The Value of Audit: Perspectives for Government, features the views of government audit leaders.
Robert Dacey is the Chief Accountant for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), serving as an advisor and counsel to the Comptroller General of the United States on accounting and auditing matters. Robert led the first three financial audits of the consolidated financial statements of the US government and other key federal agencies and developed financial and information security audit methodologies that are used by all auditors of federal government financial statements, including independent public accounting firms. He is currently a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, AICPA Service Organization Audit Guide Task Force and International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB).
Bill Matthews was appointed Comptroller General of Canada effective 17 July 2014. The Comptroller General is responsible for government-wide direction and leadership for financial management, internal audit, federal assets and acquired services. The Comptroller General also supports capacity building and professional development in each of these areas. Prior to becoming the Comptroller General, Mr. Matthews was Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, a position he accepted in 2011.
Cathy McLay has extensive experience with reorganizational structures, mergers, acquisitions, change management and divestitures. Prior to her current role as CFO and Executive Vice-President, she was TransLink’s Director of Finance. She served as the General Manager for Canadian Forest Products Ltd, as well as the Corporate Controller for Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited Partnership.
Arnold Moerkamp has been the Chairman of Zorginstituut Nederland (the National Health Care Institute) and its predecessor (the National Board for Health Care Insurance) since 2011. Prior to this, Arnold held various executive positions with a number of ministries. The most recent of these was as Director of Curative Care and Deputy Director-General with the Ministry of Public Health with which he also held the position of Director of Long-Term Care. In addition, Arnold, was one of the instigators of the Social Support Act.