The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador:
Motion to Confirm Appointment of New Auditor General
Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure today to inform the House that the Government House Leader will introduce a motion to confirm the appointment of Terry Paddon as Auditor General of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This is being done with the concurrence of the Leader of the Opposition and the Member for Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi, Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Paddon has a wealth of experience in the financial industry, in both the private and public sectors. Most recently, he was Deputy Minister of the Department of Finance for eight years.
Terry began his distinguished career in the financial industry as a staff accountant and audit manager with Ernst and Young in 1978. After a period in the private sector, he joined the provincial public service in 1990 as Tax Audit Manager with the Tax Administration Branch of the Department of Finance. He later worked in the Fiscal and Tax Policy Branch of the department, first as Senior Policy Advisor and then as Director, Tax Policy. Mr. Paddon was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister (Fiscal Policy) in the department in 1998, a position he held until his appointment as Deputy Minister in 2004.
Mr. Paddon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland in 1980.
Mr. Speaker, we look forward to Mr. Paddon’s service as an Officer of the House of Assembly, and to his continued commitment to the public service of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mr. Speaker, I also take this opportunity to thank Wayne Loveys for serving as interim Auditor General since July last year. I ask Honourable Members to join with me in showing appreciation, and in wishing him a wonderful retirement following his more than 30 years of dedicated service in the provincial public sector.
2012 05 29 1:40 p.m.