The Auditor General
Terry Paddon, CPA, CA
Tel: (709) 729-2700
Terry Paddon was appointed Auditor General effective June 1, 2012.
This appointment is for a ten year period.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Paddon is a member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors
and served as Chair of that organization from October 2013 until
September 2014. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the
CCAF-FCVI Inc., an organization dedicated to strengthening public sector
accountability by promoting effective performance audit and oversight of