Karen Hogan
15th Auditor General of Canada
Assumed office
June 20, 2020
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded bySylvain Ricard
Personal details
Alma materConcordia University

Karen Hogan is the current Auditor General of Canada.

Early life and education

Hogan holds both a Bachelor's and a graduate diploma in accounting from Concordia University in Montreal.


Hogan has served in various corporate roles including with the Montreal office of Ernst & Young and as a Senior Accounting manager for Canada Post in Ottawa. Hogan is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario as well as the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.[1]

Hogan joined the Office of the Auditor General of Canada in 2006.

Hogan was appointed as Assistant Auditor General of Canada in January 2019.[2]

In June 2020, she was appointed as Auditor General. Hogan succeeds Sylvain Richard who had been acting in the role since the death of the previous Auditor General Michael Ferguson in 2019.


  1. ^ "Who We Are". www.oag-bvg.gc.ca. Office of the Auditor General of Canada. 15 November 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Karen Hogan - Backgrounder". Prime Minister of Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
Government offices Preceded bySylvain Ricard Auditor General of Canada 2020-present Succeeded byincumbent