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Watchdog Matthews steps down tomorrow

Heather Jacobs Matthews is set to end her seven-year stint as Auditor-General

Heather Jacobs Matthews will finish as Auditor-General tomorrow, Government House has announced.

Heather Thomas, the former Director Internal Audit, will take up her duties on Monday, June 6, with Claude Nantel acting in the role between from this Thursday until Thursday, May 19, and

Tracey Pitt acting from Friday, May 20, until Sunday, June 5.

Mrs Matthews has been Auditor-General since the summer of 2009.

Governor George Fergusson said in a statement: “I take this opportunity to pay tribute to the enormous commitment and professionalism of Heather Jacobs Matthews as Auditor-General of Bermuda over the past several years.

“During my time in Bermuda I have seen for myself the extraordinarily high standards that she has brought to the role.

“Mrs Matthews has shown exceptional commitment and brought a real sense of duty to her work.

“She has also worked diligently to ensure that she remained robustly independent in carrying out her duties in an often difficult constitutional role. I wish her all the best in the future.”