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Matthews to retire as Auditor-General

Auditor-General Heather Jacobs Matthews

Heather Jacobs Matthews will be retiring on November 15 after more than six years as Bermuda’s Auditor-General.

Announcing the move, Governor George Fergusson stated: “I would like to take this opportunity to pay a very warm tribute to the Auditor-General for her work over the last six years.

“Since her appointment in 2009, she has worked tirelessly in carrying out her vital and often difficult constitutional role and remaining robustly independent.

“An advertisement for the post of Auditor-General has been published in The Royal Gazette and on relevant industry websites. I would encourage anyone interested in the post to apply.”

The Island’s constitution requires that the Auditor-General vacates the post at the age of 65. Mrs Matthews will reach that age next year.

The appointment of the Auditor-General. Mrs Matthews was appointed as Auditor-General by then-Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, in September 2009.

She began a 27-year career with the Bermuda Government in 1980 working at various times as Assistant/Deputy Auditor, Tax Commissioner, Accountant-General and Director of Internal Audit before her appointment as Auditor-General.

The advertisement for the post can be seen at www.bermudajobboard.bm