The Auditor General
Terry Paddon, CA
Tel: (709) 729-2700
Paddon was appointed Auditor General effective June 1, 2012. This
appointment is for a ten year period.
Paddon spent in excess of twenty-one years with the Department of
Finance of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. He started with
the Tax Administration Branch in 1990 as a Tax Audit Manager before
moving to the Tax Policy Division as a senior policy advisor. After a
period as Director of Tax Policy he was appointed Assistant Deputy
Minister responsible of Fiscal and Tax Policy in 1998. In 2004, Mr.
Paddon was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance a position he held until
his appointment as Auditor General. Prior to joining the public service
Mr. Paddon worked in the private sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Paddon received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University
in 1978 and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Newfoundland and Labrador in 1980. He articled with Clarkson Gordon
(currently Ernst & Young) in St. Johnís.