Item - 2022.MM47.84

Tracking Status

MM47.84 - Appointment of the Toronto Auditor General - by Mayor John Tory, seconded by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on July 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2022, adopted the following:


1. City Council appoint Tara Anderson as Auditor General effective December 17, 2022, subject to and following written acceptance by Tara Anderson of the prescribed Accountability Officer employment agreement offered by the City, for a 7-year non-renewable term ending on December 16, 2029, with all the powers and duties imposed upon the Auditor General by Chapter 3, Accountability Officers, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.


2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills to give effect to City Council's decision.


3. City Council authorize the public release of the Curriculum Vitae Summary in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 19, 2022) from the Chair, Auditor General, Selection Panel.


The following Curriculum Vitae Summary for Tara Anderson is now public:


Employment History


June 2020 – now - Assistant Auditor General, City of Toronto

2019 – 2020 - Audit Director, Office of the Auditor General, City of Toronto

2018 – 2019 - Senior Audit Manager, Office of the AG, City of Toronto

2017 – 2018 - Audit Manager, Office of the Auditor General of Ontario

2016 – 2017 - Senior Internal Auditor, Interior Health Authority, Victoria/Kelowna

2015 – 2016 - Financial Controller, Tabor Manor and Pleasant Manor Seniors’ Care Homes

2014 – 2015 - Internal/Financial Audit and Instructor contractor University of Victoria, Office of the Auditor General of BC, Camosun College, Interior Health Authority

2010 – 2014 - Director, Performance Audit, Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia

2008 – 2009 - Director, Financial Systems and Risk Management, Ministry of    Children and Family Development, British Columbia Government


2004 – 2009 - Director, Sector Services, Health and Social Services, Office of the Comptroller General, Ministry of Finance, British Columbia Government

2000 - 2004 - Audit and Assurance Senior Manager, KPMG LLP, British Columbia

1995 - 2000  Audit and Assurance Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP, British Columbia

Education and Professional Development


2013 - Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors, Victoria, British Columbia

2007 - Performance Management, professional specialization certificate, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

1997 - Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

1995 - Bachelor of Accounting (co-op accounting option), Honors Degree, Brock University, St.  Catharines, Ontario

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion MM47.84
(July 19, 2022) Report from the Chair, Auditor General Selection Panel
Confidential Attachment 1

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Notice (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, need to be waived to permit introduction of Motion MM47.84. A two-thirds vote of Council Members present is required to waive notice.

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM47.84 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at