Council appoints new City Auditor

Liz Ormsby 2 The City of Calgary today announced the appointment of a new City Auditor.

Audit Committee unanimously recommended Liz Ormsby, who has been in an Acting City Auditor role for about 18 months, as the successful candidate. Ormsby replaces Kathy Palmer who retired from the post in September 2021.

Ormsby was selected following a cross-Canada search that saw extremely high-calibre candidates apply for the position.

Coun. Richard Pootmans, Chair of Audit Committee, said he was pleased to see the best person for the position was already working at The City of Calgary.

“Liz has played a significant role in establishing the City of Calgary’s City Auditor’s Office as a nationally respected, independent and collaborative audit function for The City,” said Pootmans.  “I know that she will continue to lead a thriving City Auditor’s Office.”

Ormsby brings more than 20 years experience in progressively senior roles delivering audit, assurance and investigative services in the public sector. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner and Chartered Accountant who has worked at The City of Calgary since 2009, serving as Deputy City Auditor since 2012.

“I am excited to be taking on this important role and building on all the good work that has been done by my predecessor and our amazing team,” said Ormsby.

City Auditor’s Office is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance, advisory and investigative services to add value to The City of Calgary and enhance public trust.  The position is a designated officer in accordance with the Municipal Government Act with direct reporting lines to Council through the Audit Committee.

The effective date for Ormsby’s appointment will be June 8, 2022.