Director and Local Government Auditor
Colette joined the NIAO in 1994. As a member of the Senior Management Team her responsibilities have included audits (both financial and public reporting) of many central government departments and associated bodies including education, agriculture, infrastructure, economy and more recently the audits of local government bodies. In March 2021 Colette was designated by the Department for Communities as Local Government Auditor.
After graduating from the University of Ulster with a BA(Hons) in Accounting and completing a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Accounting at Queens University Belfast, Colette trained as an accountant in an accountancy firm and is a fellow member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. She currently is a member of the Committee of the Ulster Society of Chartered Accountants Ireland holding the position as convener of the public sector committee.