The Auditor General


Terry Paddon, CPA, CA
Auditor General
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 Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation, an organization dedicated to strengthening public sector accountability by promoting effective performance audit and oversight of government operations.