April 25, 2002
The following statement was issued today by Premier Roger Grimes. It was also read in the House of Assembly:
Today, with concurrence of the Leader of the Opposition and the Member for Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi, I will move that John Noseworthy be appointed as Auditor General for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
I wish to inform the House that this proposed appointment has been made, as I indicated, by agreement of all parties. As you are aware, Ms. Marshall, our previous Auditor General, has completed her required 10-year term as stipulated in the legislation.
Mr. Noseworthy began his career with government in 1981 as a senior auditor in the Department of the Auditor General. Since then, Mr. Noseworthy has held positions of Auditor Manager and Audit Principal and, more recently, Deputy Auditor General. Having performed at these levels, Mr. Noseworthy is very much aware of the challenges that face an Auditor General.
Mr. Noseworthy is a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador and is chair of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors Strategic Issues Group reporting to all Auditors General in Canada. Mr. Noseworthy recently completed a three-year term on the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Task Force that researched and developed public sector accounting standards for pensions and other post-employment benefits.
We look forward to having Mr. Noseworthy serve this legislature and the people of the province as Auditor General for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
2002 04 25 2:45 p.m.