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More than 55 individuals work for the Auditor General in a variety of areas, including financial statement audits, project audits, and corporate services. Here is our organization structure.

Organization Structure

Auditor General

Tyson Shtykalo
Tyson Shtykalo

Tyson Shtykalo, CPA, CA has been with the Office since 2002, serving in progressively senior leadership positions. He was appointed Auditor General in August 2020, after serving as Deputy Auditor General since 2016. Tyson has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and serves on the Practice Inspection Committee for CPA Manitoba.

Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team advises the Auditor General (or Deputy Auditor General) on significant risks and issues, and oversees all aspects of Office operations, including the implementation of the Strategic Priorities Plan.

Organization Structure

In addition to the Deputy Auditor General, the Executive Management Team includes:

Stacey Wowchuk – Assistant Auditor General (Performance Audit)
Stacey WowchukAssistant Auditor General (Performance Audit)

Stacey Wowchuk spent the majority of her career working with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada in Ottawa. She has also held several positions in the Federal public service at the now Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, as well as the Canada Border Services Agency. In addition to her public sector experience, Stacey worked for several years as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Advisory Services group. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg.

Phil Torchia – Assistant Auditor General (Innovation & Effective Business Practices)
Phil TorchiaAssistant Auditor General (Innovation & Effective Business Practices)

Phil Torchia (CPA, CA) has been with the Office since 2002. During this time, he worked primarily on Financial Statement Audits for various public sector entities. Additionally, he has worked on several performance audits. In October 2019, Phil joined the Office’s executive team as an Assistant Auditor General and is responsible for the Office’s professional practices.

Jay Shyiak – Director, Corporate Services
Jay ShyiakDirector, Corporate Services

Jay Shyiak was hired as Director, Corporate Services in January 2018, and oversees the Office’s Human Resource and administrative functions. Previously, Jay worked at RBC Dominion Securities and Manitoba Public Insurance. Jay obtained his Masters of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management in 2016.

Wade Bo-Maguire – Director, IT Audit, Operations and Security
Wade Bo-MaguireDirector, IT Audit, Operations and Security

Wade was hired as Director, IT Audit, Operations and Security in February 2018, and leads the Office’s IT Audit and IT Operations teams. Wade has spent the majority of his career assessing information technology risks and controls, in regards to cybersecurity, data privacy, computer operations, and systems maintenance, development and implementation. Previously, Wade performed assurance and consulting services at Great-West Life, PwC and MNP.

Frank Landry – Communications Manager
Frank LandryCommunications Manager

Frank Landry joined the Office as Communications Manager in May 2017. He is the strategic communications leader in the Office, providing direct and confidential communications support to the Auditor General and senior management. Previously, Frank oversaw media relations at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, and worked as a reporter in Manitoba and Alberta. He has more than 20 years of combined journalism and strategic communications experience.

What we are working on

At any given time, we have several project audits in progress. You can find brief descriptions of these on-going audits here.

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We want to hear from you

We encourage Manitobans to provide us with information related to one of our on-going project audits, or to potential audits. This information may help our audit teams identify concerns and potentially influence what an audit will examine.

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