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Terry Paddon

Terry Paddon, CPA, CA

Former Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador

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. John's. Prior to joining the public service Mr. Paddon worked in the private sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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.

In his capacity with the Department of Finance, Mr. Paddon was a member of the Board of Directors of a number of public sector Crown entities, including the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

On June 1, 2012, Mr. Paddon was appointed Auditor General for Newfoundland and Labrador, a position he held until his retirement on October 31, 2017.

Mr. Paddon and his wife reside in St. John's.


James M. Sylph, FCPA, FCA ICD.D

Independent Consultant,
Ewing Change Inc. 


Evangeline Colman-Sadd, CPA, CA

Auditor General of the Halifax Regional Municipality


Nancy Cheng, FCPA, FCA

Former Assistant Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General of Canada

David Christopherson

Member of Parliament (Canada) for Hamilton Centre

Malcolm Gaston, CPA, CMA, CPFA (UK)

Deputy Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia

Bill Kessels, CPA, CA, CMC, CISA, CIA

Partner, Public Sector Risk Leader and British Columbia Advisory Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Guylaine Leclerc, FCPA auditor, FCA

Auditor General of Québec

Kim MacPherson, FCPA CA, ICD.D

Auditor General of New Brunswick

Ann Masson, M.P.A.

Independent Consultant and IPAC Associate, The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)

Merwan Saher, FCPA, FCA

Former Auditor General of Alberta

Terry Paddon, CPA, CA

Former Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador

Michel Samson, FCPA auditor, FCA

Auditor General, City of Québec