We are pleased to announce the appointment of Yves Genest as our new Vice-President, Products and Services, effective May 15, 2017.
In his new role, Mr. Genest is responsible for leading the organization's performance audit and parliamentary oversight products and services, including training, professional development, community outreach, research, and methodology development.
Mr. Genest is an experienced audit professional, having worked in a variety of organizations and offices over the past thirty years. Most recently, he served as Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive at Shared Services Canada, where he led the establishment of the audit and evaluation function in the newly created department. There, he implemented cutting-edge methodology for systems under development audits, provided leadership on horizontal initiatives involving IT security and disaster recovery with chief audit executives in numerous partner departments, and led on innovation within his unit in the field of audit automation.
Prior to joining Shared Services Canada, Mr. Genest served as Director General, Audit Directorate, at the Public Service Commission of Canada, where he led the establishment of a new audit function, quality management framework, and risk-based audit strategic planning process for the PSC.
Mr. Genest also has extensive experience in the legislative audit community, having worked at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for over fifteen years, first as a Senior Auditor, then Director of Results Measurement, and finally as Principal, Practice Development. In this latter position, he was tasked to ensure that OAG professional standards, policies and guidance for performance audits met the needs of the Office.
Mr. Genest holds Masters degrees in Public Administration and Political Science.
On behalf of the organization, President and CEO John Reed is excited that Mr. Genest has joined the Foundation, stating "Yves is very knowledgeable and passionate about the world of auditing and governance. I know he is going to make a great contribution to the organization and to the accountability community at large"