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MSPs to nominate Stephen Boyle as new Auditor General

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MSPs to nominate Stephen Boyle as new Auditor General

Currently an Audit director at Audit Scotland, Boyle will succeed Caroline Gardener whose eight-year term will end on 30 June 2020

Stephen Boyle is to be appointed the next Auditor General for Scotland in a parliamentary vote in Holyrood on Tuesday.

Currently a director at Audit Scotland, Boyle will succeed Caroline Gardener whose eight-year term will end on 30 June 2020.

The Auditor General is responsible for auditing the consolidated accounts of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament as well as over 200 organisations including government agencies, NHS bodies, colleges and public bodies like Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland.

The position is a full-time, single term appointment for eight years with a salary of £142,000 a year.

As well as his work at Audit Scotland, Boyle is auditor of the Scottish Police Authority, the Scottish Public Pensions Agency and Registers of Scotland.

He has previously audited local authorities and NHS bodies and has worked with housing associations.

Boyle is a qualified accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

He is married with two children and lives in Glasgow.

The full motion reads: “That the Parliament nominates Stephen Boyle to Her Majesty The Queen, for appointment as the Auditor General for Scotland.”

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