Our members

We appoint our executive committee from among our members. The Executive Committee may create standing committees, ad hoc committees or working groups to deal with specific issues.

Isabelle Barrette

Member - Federal, Treasury Board Secretariat

Isabelle Barrette is the Executive Director, Policy and Communities at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

Isabelle is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Isabelle possesses significant audit experience, primarily in the fields of financial management, internal controls, risk management and project management skills. Isabelle spent most of her career at Employment and Social Development Canada where she led several audit teams. With her embedded Benefits Delivery Modernization (BDM) audit team, created in 2021, Isabelle has played a key role in establishing an agile insurance approach for a major transformation initiative in the Government of Canada that has earned the respect of the executives in the Department as well as the internal audit community.

Ian Raskin

Co-Chair Research and Thought Leadership Committee - Federal, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

In his current role, Ian Raskin is responsible for the Internal Audit, Evaluation and Professional Practices functions at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Ian was also the 2021 recipient of the Office of the Comptroller General of Canada’s Internal Audit Vision Award.

Ian entered the Public service in 2007, when he joined the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).  He progressed through various roles including the Director of Internal Audit and the Director of Financial Monitoring, Internal Control and Compliance.  During his last 4 years at CIHR he held the role of Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive. Before entering the federal public service, Ian spent almost eight years working in the private sector including Ernst and Young LLP and Ford Motor Company of Canada.  Ian is a CPA, CIA, CFE, CCSA and CGAP.

Susan Hanlon

Member - Newfoundland and Labrador

Bio coming soon.

Judy Killam

Member - Prince-Edward-Island

Judy Killam is the Comptroller with the Office of the Comptroller, Department of Finance in the Government of Prince-Edward-Island. She has been in the position since November 2019 and a member of GIACC since that time.

With a career spanning over 25 years, Judy has honed her accounting skills working in Public Practice, the Insurance Industry, the Banking Industry, the Construction Industry, Post Secondary Education, the world of IT, and has been with the Government of the Province of Prince Edward Island in a variety of roles for the past 10 years.

Ted Doane

Chair - Nova Scotia

Ted Doane is responsible for delivering internal audit services to the Province. Ted joined the Province from the Nova Scotia Community College where he held the position of Director, Internal Audit for eight years.

He is a graduate of Acadia University, earning his CA designation with Doane Raymond (now Grant Thornton LLP) in 1991 and his professional fellowship in 2013. He has actively supported a number of professional associations including the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia (ICANS).

Ted is past president for ICANS and served on the Steering Committee for unifying the accounting profession. Ted has also served on the executive, boards and committees of many not-for-profit organizations.

Sarah Drisdelle

Member - New Brunswick

Bio coming soon.

Christian Villeneuve

Member - Quebec

Bio coming soon.

Robert L'Écuyer

Member - Quebec

Robert L’Ecuyer was appointed Director of the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité Sociale in March 2023. He leads the audit activities and administrative investigations. Before that, between June 2020 and February 2022, he was Director of the Internal Audit Department of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration. Since 2021, he has been a member of the executive committee of the Québec Forum of Chief Audit Executives.

Robert has more than 29 years of experience, including 19 years in the audit field. He worked for the Auditor General of Quebec for more than 12 years and his career has steadily progressed. During his career, he has been involved in financial auditing, auditing of unclaimed assets, performance auditing and internal auditing. He has led large-scale mandates for departments and public agencies, including where massive data analysis was used to support findings.

Robert graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting. He is also a graduate of Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal, where he obtained, in 1999, a graduate diploma in taxation. He is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

Sanjeev Batra

Member - Ontario

Sanjeev Batra’s experience includes serving as the interim Provincial Controller and Assistant Deputy Minister in 2015-16, and most recently as the Audit Director for the Ontario Internal Audit Division’s Health Audit Branch.  

Prior to joining the Ontario Public Service, Sanjeev worked with the Canada Life Assurance Company, as well as PwC in various audit roles.

Sanjeev holds a Bachelor of Arts (Finance and Economics) with the University of Western Ontario, has completed post-graduate studies in Accounting with Wilfrid Laurier University, and holds a Certified Public Accountant designation (Colorado State Board of Accountancy).

Michael Benn

Co-Chair Research and Thought Leadership Committee - Ontario

Bio coming soon.

Curtis Peters

Member - Manitoba

Bio coming soon.

Ryan MacGregor

Treasurer - Saskatchewan

Ryan is the Director of Internal Audit in the Provincial Comptroller’s Office at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance. He is responsible for leading a team of audit professionals in the use of a risk-based approach for the audit of the financial processes and systems in Executive Government ministries. Ryan leads a committee comprised of ministry internal audit leaders. Ryan served as a board member with the Institute of Internal Auditors Saskatchewan Chapter from June 2018 to May 2022, and he was the Vice President of Finance and Administration for three years.  

Ryan has expertise in public sector financial management and reporting through his 10 years of experience as a Senior Financial Management Analyst in the Provincial Comptroller’s Office, and as a Financial Analyst at Elections Saskatchewan during the 2016 General Election. Ryan obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation while working as a Senior Accountant in the Assurance and Advisory practice at Deloitte in Regina.

Kathleen Gora

Member - Alberta

After earning her Chartered Accountant designation, Kathleen Gora worked for the Auditor General of Alberta. She joined the Government of Alberta’s internal audit function in late 2003. Kathleen also has a Certified Internal Auditor designation and a Canadian Risk Management Designation.

Alex Kortum

Forum Chair - British Columbia

Alex Kortum is the Executive Director of Internal Audit for the BC Government. Internal Audit provides a wide range of assurance and advisory services to lead and support effective financial management, governance, accountability, and performance management practices across the BC Government.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Alex led a number of initiatives to enhance and expand the BC Government’s Fraud Risk Management Strategy and Financial Management Framework. Alex works with the finance community and other jurisdictions across Canada to build capacity and approaches to address common opportunities and challenges.

Alex brings over 20 years of finance and audit experience to this role, a significant portion of this time leading people and developing and implementing programs in a public sector environment. Alex has held a number of public sector audit roles, including at the Auditor General of BC, National Audit Office (England), and Auditor General of South Africa. Alex started his audit career in private practice in Cape Town, South Africa.

Patrick Seeley

Vice-Chair - Yukon

Patrick Seeley is a CPA, CMA, CIA, CRMA and CFE with over 30 years of experience in Audit, Accounting and Finance leading internal audit departments for publicly traded companies, a large BC based credit union, the BC Provincial Government. Prior to joining the Yukon Government he was an independent CPA practitioner providing risk and advisory services to a wide variety of businesses.

With a passion for enhancing the awareness of the internal audit profession and developing skills of internal audit professionals, Patrick works as an internal audit advocate with the IIA Vancouver Chapter and as a professional development course facilitator with IIA Canada.

Stephanie Carter

Member - Northwest Territories

Stephanie Carter, MBA, CIA, CRMA, CGAP and CFE, has 20 years of experience in financial and program management, corporate governance and internal audit. Stephanie has the overall responsibility for the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Internal Audit function.  She started her internal audit career in 2011 with the GNWT. Prior to joining the Internal Audit function in 2011, Stephanie held a number of senior positions with the Territorial and Indigenous Governments in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. 

Ester Usman

Member - Nunavut

Bio coming soon.