Dianne joined the Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia in 1987 as a student auditor, obtaining her accounting designation (CGA, now CPA-CGA) in 1990. During her 30 years with the Nova Scotia office, she carried out numerous financial and performance audits. During the last 15 years, Dianne’s work focused mainly on performance audit, covering many programs across most government departments and agencies.
Dianne assisted in delivering audit courses for both provincial and national legislative audit offices (Newfoundland and Labrador, St. Lucia) as well as presented at the annual Performance Audit Symposium. Dianne was also an active member of several study groups and committees within the legislative audit community, focusing on education, communication, governance and organizing the annual symposium. Dianne retired from the Nova Scotia office as Acting Executive Director of Performance Audit in June 2018.