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Ruth McHugh MBA, FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D

Chief Operating Officer

Ruth began her leadership role with the Office of the Auditor General in June 2013. Before joining the OAG, Ruth was CFO and Director of Operations at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and had a distinguished career as the Director of Operations and Controller of Company’s Coming Publishing Limited. Her diverse experience in private industry and not-for-profit brings a wealth of business and governance know-how to the OAG.
 
Her areas of oversight within the Office include creating a culture of individual and shared accountability for results, and integrating the backroom functions of a professional audit office into the seamless delivery of service to front line audit teams. As Co-Chair of the Alberta Accountants Unification Agency, Ruth built a strong legacy of collaborative and inclusive leadership, demonstrated by her leading influence in the successful unification of the CA, CMA, and CGA designations to achieve the CPA designation in Alberta.  Prior to being elected as provincial Co-Chair for the merger, Ruth served two consecutive terms as board chair for CMA Alberta and a term as Vice Chair of the CMA Canada Council of Chairs. In 2011, she was named a Fellow of The Society of Management Accountants of Canada for her distinguished service to the Canadian accounting profession.
 
Ruth has a passion for diversity and inclusion.  As a member of the CPA Canada Women’s Leadership Council, she helped identify opportunities to facilitate and promote executive and board roles for women in the accounting profession. Ruth is currently a member of the CPA Alberta Board of Directors, the TELUS Edmonton Community Board, the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors (CCOLA) HR Committee, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Governance Committee and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Edmonton Executive Committee. Her broad outlook offers the OAG team with incomparable direction, while her leadership roles both within the office and in the community demonstrate her dedication to driving demand for good governance.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Edmonton (Head Office)
8th Floor, 9925 - 109 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J8, Canada
Tel: 780.427.4222 Fax: 780.422.9555
Calgary Office
#820, 600 - 6th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0S5, Canada
Tel: 403.297.6451 Fax: 403.297.5195