Michael Pickup

Michael began his eight-year term as Auditor General of British Columbia in July 2020, after serving since 2014 as Auditor General of Nova Scotia. Prior to this, he worked for the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for twenty-five years. He has extensive experience with audits of the summary financial statements of senior governments, large crown corporations, and other organizations, and has delivered numerous performance audit reports on government services and operations to various legislatures.

Michael has also volunteered extensively with the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation, teaching and presenting internationally including Guyana, Kenya, and Thailand. While in Ottawa he also taught regularly at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.

In his free time Michael enjoys exercise, travelling, and writing. In 2018, he published his first book of short stories called “Nan-Made: How a Grandmother Made a Man”.