Caroline Gardner Auditor General for Scotland, holding the post since June 2012. She is a former president of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) 2006−7.is the
|Auditor General for Scotland|
July 2012 – 2020
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Preceded by||Robert Black|
|First Minister||Alex Salmond (2011–2014)|
|First Minister||Nicola Sturgeon (2014–present)|
Gardiner was originally from London. She studied for her CIPFA exams while working as a trainee accountant at the Wolverhampton Borough council. She moved to Edinburgh in 1995, taking up the post of director of health and social work studies at the Accounts Commission. When Audit Scotland was created in 2000, she became the deputy auditor general.
In March 2012, the Scottish Parliament decided that Caroline Gardner should succeed Robert Black. In July she took up the position of Auditor General, and Accountable Officer for Audit Scotland.
In March 2016, Gardner was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's National Academy for science and letters.
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