BC Auditor General Carol Bellringer has formally tendered her resignation effective December 31st, 2019.
Bellringer’s decision to step away from the position was made for personal reasons, according to a statement sent to media on Wednesday morning.
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“I have been honoured to serve as B.C.’s auditor general since 2014 and would like to assure all members of the legislative assembly and the public that I will be available to assist with the transition until Dec. 31 and afterwards,” she writes.
Bellringer was signed to an eight-year non-renewable contract in 2014 to replace John Doyle.
In response to her resignation, Premier John Horgan released the following statement:
“I am very grateful for Ms. Bellringer’s many years of exemplary service. British Columbians are indebted to Ms. Bellringer for her hard work on behalf of the people of this province.”
“Her diligent work has informed improvements in the way our government is run and in the way programs and services are delivered to the people of this province.”
Bellringer’s most recent audit found inconsistencies and inappropriate reporting of expenses in the offices of the speaker, clerk and sergeant-at-arms in the Legislative Assembly.