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Karen Hogan


Karen Hogan
Location: Ottawa
Appointed: April 1, 2022
Term Expires: March 31, 2025

Karen Hogan was appointed Auditor General of Canada in June 2020.

She first joined the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) in 2006 and served as Assistant Auditor General from January 2019 until her appointment as Auditor General. She has over 25 years of professional experience in accounting and auditing.

During her time at the OAG, Karen has helped shape organizational change and strategic direction. Her work has included leading the audit of the consolidated financial statements of the Government of Canada and contributing to the delivery of a new report to help parliamentarians and Canadians understand complex financial matters and the importance of financial audits in Canada. She has supported standard setting in Canada as a past member of the Public Sector Accounting Discussion Group.

Karen began her career in the private sector, working first as an auditor at a Montréal-based accounting firm and then as a manager at another private firm in Thunder Bay and Ottawa.

She holds a bachelor’s degree and Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Concordia University in Montréal. Fully bilingual, she is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.