Vagg to be Queensland’s first female Auditor-General

Rachel Vagg Queensland Auditor-General
Queensland's new Auditor-General Rachel Vagg. | Photo: LinkedIn

Rachel Vagg has been appointed Queensland’s new Auditor-General.

Premier Steven Miles said Ms Vagg, who becomes the first female appointed to the position, has extensive government experience and, as partner at the global consulting and advisory firm KPMG, has been leading a team on the Governance, Risk and Compliance Advisory practice with a focus on public sector and local government.

Premier Miles said she previously held a range of positions during a 21-year tenure at the Queensland Audit Office, including Assistant Auditor-General from January 2019 to May 2022.

Ms Vagg, who will be the 24th Queensland Auditor-General in 164 years, will start her non-renewable seven-year term on August 12, taking over from Brendan Worrall.

Deputy Auditor-General Karen Johnson will act as Auditor-General in the interim.

Premier Miles said the Auditor-General was an independent officer of the Queensland Parliament, providing assurance to the Parliament and the Queensland community on the presentation of financial and performance audit of all public sector entities, including departments, statutory bodies, government-owned corporations, and local governments.