Our Executive Team

 

Bonnie Lysyk Bonnie Lysyk, MBA, FCPA, FCA, LPA

Auditor General of Ontario

Bonnie Lysyk became the Auditor General of Ontario on September 3, 2013, after having previously served as Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, and Deputy Auditor General and Chief Operating Officer of Manitoba.

Lysyk has held senior positions in both the private and public sectors during a 25-year career spent in three provinces. She has extensive audit, finance, risk management and governance experience.

She served as the Deputy Auditor General and Chief Operating Officer for the Office of the Auditor General of Manitoba and, most recently, as Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan. She also held a variety of senior roles at Manitoba Hydro and served as Chief Audit Executive of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission.

A native of Winnipeg, Lysyk graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) degree and subsequently obtained her designation as a Chartered Accountant while working with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She also has a Masters in Business Administration and is a Certified Internal Auditor. In 2017, she was named a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Lysyk is currently a member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors and over the years has actively participated in many professional and volunteer not-for-profit organizations. She has also taught auditing courses in Toronto and overseas.

 

 

Gus Chagani Gus Chagani, CPA, CA

Assistant Auditor General

Gus has been with the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario for more than 24 years, and an Assistant Auditor General since 2014. During his time with the Office, he has led performance audits in a variety of sectors as well as the Office’s audit of the Province’s Public Accounts.

Gus’s performance audit portfolios include education, agriculture, infrastructure and economic development. He is also responsible for assessing the implementation of recommendations issued in past audit reports, as well as the Office’s finances.

Gus holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He is currently a member of the Public Sector Accounting Board’s Public Private Partnership Task Force. He has also been an active participant in forums held by the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors (CCOLA).

 

 

Jerry V. DeMarco Jerry V. DeMarco, BA, LLB, MES, MM, MSc, RPP, MCIP

Assistant Auditor General

Jerry joined the Office of the Auditor General in August 2019 as an Assistant Auditor General serving as Commissioner of the Environment.

For 14 years, DeMarco served as an impartial adjudicator of environmental disputes at the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal, overseeing the tribunal from 2010 to 2019. He is also the author of many articles on a range of topics on environmental protection and law. Early in his career, he was the managing lawyer of a charitable environmental law organization, where he helped set important environmental law precedents before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Jerry holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Windsor, and two degrees, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Science, from the University of Toronto. He also holds graduate degrees in management from McGill and environmental planning from York, and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

 

 

Rick Kennedy Rick Kennedy, CPA, CA, CISA, CFE, CISM

Assistant Auditor General

Rick joined the Office as an Assistant Auditor General responsible for the Health, Energy and Justice portfolios in November 2019. He has a degree in Commerce, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant. He also has designations as a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Information Security Manager.

From 2005 to 2019, Rick served as the Chief Internal Auditor and Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ontario Internal Audit Division, leading approximately 230 staff to deliver independent assurance and advisory services to the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Prior to joining the OPS in 1991, he worked nine years for a large accounting office.

Rick also served as Chair of the Government Internal Audit Council of Canada, which is composed of chief audit executives from the various Canadian public-sector internal audit functions in the provinces, territories and the federal government.

 

 

Susan Klein Susan Klein, CPA, CA, LPA

Assistant Auditor General

Susan’s experience spans over 30 years with the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario and encompasses both financial statement and value-for-money auditing. Since 2014, she has been the Assistant Auditor General responsible for the financial statement audit portfolios and professional practices, including quality assurance, and more recently the Accounting Centre for Excellence. Prior to this, she held various audit positions including Director of the Health and Long-Term Care portfolio.

Susan is a member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors’ (CCOLA) Senior Management Committee, which she previously vice-chaired and chaired. Prior to this, she was a member on CCOLA’s Health Study Group for many years and participated in two cross-Canada reviews of health performance indicators. Since 2015, Susan has been a member of CPA Canada’s Public Sector Auditing Standards Review Task Force.

Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Licensed Public Accountant. Susan worked in a large accounting firm prior to joining the Auditor General’s office.

 

 

Nick Stavropoulos Nick Stavropoulos, CPA, CA, LPA

Assistant Auditor General

Nick has worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario for 20 years. He is currently an Assistant Auditor General and prior to this, he held various audit positions including Audit Director and Chief Operating Officer. Nick has a wealth of experience in a variety of sectors including children and youth services, community and social services, environment, citizenship and immigration, transportation, finance, energy and information technology.

Nick’s performance audit portfolios include information technology, social services and transportation. He is currently a member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors’ (CCOLA) Training and Oversight Committee, which he previously vice-chaired.

Nick graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ryerson, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Licensed Public Accountant.