Senior Management

This page sets out the senior management structure within NIAO and respective responsibilities.

Comptroller and Auditor General

Operational Activities

The operational activities are led by:

In carrying out their functions, they are supported by the Directors:

  • Neil Gray - responsible for:
    • Audit of Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA); Department of Health.
  • Colette Kane - responsible for:
    • Department of Infrastructure (DoI); Local Government; North-South Bodies; NI Public Services Ombudsman; and Pensions Accounts; and
    • Designated local government auditor.
  • Tomas Wilkinson - responsible for:
    • Department of Justice (DoJ); and Department for Communities (DfC).
  • Suzanne Walsh - responsible for:
    • Department of Finance (DoF); and The Executive Office (TEO); and
    • Quality; Public Reporting Oversight; Technical; Data Analytics; and IT Audit.
  • Patrick Barr - responsible for;
    • Department of Education (DoE); Department for the Economy (DfE); and
    • Local Government Performance Improvement.
  • Brian O'Neill
    • Corporate Services Director​​​​​​​