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AUSTRALIA: Nigerian-born Bola Oyetunji Named NSW Auditor-general 

Bola Oyetunji has been appointed the New South Wales auditor-general replacing Margaret Crawford following her eight-year term.

Oyetunji is no stranger to the NSW Audit Office, having been a director for 16 years until 2018.

Since then, he has been at the Australian National Audit Office – first as senior executive director and more recently as group executive director of the Financial Statements Audit Service Group.

Oyetunji was appointed following a merit-based recruitment process having worked at Ernst & Young and Deloitte before joining the public service.

His executive leadership experience includes strategy development, governance, data analytics, finance, accounting and auditing in federal, state and local governments.

“I welcome the appointment of Mr Oyetunji as the next auditor-general of this state,” NSW premier Chris Minns said. “His extensive experience across all levels of government will be valued highly in this important role.

“Under Mr Oyetunji, the Audit Office will continue to ensure public money is used to achieve the best outcomes for NSW.”

“I’m committed to the integrity and independence required of the role in holding government and state agencies accountable for how they govern and use resources under their management,” he said. “I look forward to serving the NSW parliament in this capacity.”