The Auditor-General


The Auditor-General of Papua New Guinea is a Constitutional Officer under section 213 of the Constitution appointed by the Head of State. Section 213 provides for the independence of the Auditor-General in terms of planning, executing and reporting on audits performed by the Auditor General's Office (AGO). In the performance of his functions under the Constitution, the Auditor-General is not subject to the control or direction of any person or authority.


Mr Philip Nauga was appointed as the acting Auditor-General on 14 October 2011 and was appointed as Auditor-General for a period of six years on 28 March 2012. A key focus area for Mr Nauga's term will be an expanded role for performance audits.


Mr Nauga has been with the AGO since 1980, having progressed from audit trainee to Deputy Auditor-General in 2008. He has worked in all areas of the AGO, including Corporate Services, and the Statutory Bodies, Provincial Government and National Government audit branches.


He is a graduate of the University of Papua New Guinea in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts (Commerce) degree and has a Master of Business Administration from the Central Queensland University in 1996. Mr Nauga is also a PNG Certified Practicing Accountant.


The Auditor-General is also the Chairman of the Accountants Registration Board (ARB).


Mr Philip Nauga


Mr Philip Nauga

Auditor-General of Papua New Guinea