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Sonia Brennan

Sonia Brennan

Sonia is the deputy auditor general for the City of Ottawa, the fourth largest city in Canada, with an annual operating budget of over $3 billion. In her role, she is responsible for providing leadership and assisting the auditor general in the overall management and administration of the office of the auditor general.

Prior to the City of Ottawa, Sonia led the internal audit function at Nordion Inc., a publicly traded global health science company. In that role, she also managed SOX compliance and actively advised senior management on enterprise risk management efforts.

Sonia has 20 years of relevant professional experience, having served in both public practice and industry. She has delivered high quality assurance and consulting services to senior management and boards in areas including governance, risk management, controls and business transformation.

In addition to having an MBA and a master’s degree in accountancy, Sonia is a CIA and CRMA as well as a CPA, CA. As an internal audit leader, Sonia has been invited to speak at round tables and panel presentations on auditing, compliance and related topics and has presented at a national institute of internal auditors (IIA) conference.