The Audit Council plays a key role in ensuring the effectiveness and independence of the office of the Auditor General for Local Government. Appointed by the Government of British Columbia, the Audit Council is a group of at least five respected experts in fields such as accounting, auditing, business and local government.

The Audit Council recommends to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing the appointment of the AGLG and monitors and reviews the AGLG’s performance. By reporting through the Minister to government, the Audit Council ensures the office’s accountability to British Columbians.

The Council also provides comments on our draft service plan, annual report, performance audit reports and Perspectives booklets, thereby contributing to the AGLG’s effectiveness in helping bring the greatest possible value to local governments and taxpayers.


Audit council member Anthony Ariganello

Anthony Ariganello, Chair

Anthony Ariganello is the President and Chief executive officer of the Human Resources Management Association. Prior to joining HRMA, he was the President and CEO of the Certified General Accountant’s Association of Canada. Mr. Ariganello also served as President of Avon Canada Inc. Mr. Ariganello is a director of the BC Real Estate Association, a director of Spinal Cord Injury BC, and a director of the World Federation of People Management Association. He also served as chair of the Direct Sellers Association of Canada, director of the Canadian Cosmetics Toiletries and Fragrances Association of Canada and director of the Non-Prescription Drug Manufacturer’s Association of Canada. Mr. Ariganello holds a bachelor of commerce degree in accounting from McGill University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Delaware), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA-US), and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants, a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants, (FCPA,FCGA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA-UK).

Audit council member Donalda MacDonald

Donalda MacDonald

Donnie MacDonald was the vice-president of finance and controller with Westminster Savings Credit Union until retiring in July 2015. Previously, she was assistant controller of Dillingham Construction. Active in the community, Ms. MacDonald was a director and is currently chair of the North Shore Crisis Services Society, former director of the Mortgage Backed Security Issuers Association and former chair of the Certified Management Accountants of BC. She also sits on the Program Advisory Committee – Financial Management for British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and is active as a board member of Western Gold Theatre. Ms. MacDonald is a designated Certified Management Accountant and a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (now FCA. FCMA).

Audit council member Tim Wood.

Timothy J. Wood

Tim Wood has an extensive background in local government. He served as chief administrative officer of the District of Saanich until retiring in May 2012. Previously, he was chief administrative officer for the City of Penticton and clerk-administrator for the City of Cranbrook. Mr. Wood is a lifetime member and former president of the Local Government Management Association of BC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria.

Audit council member Darrell Mussatto

Darrell Mussatto

Born and raised in North Vancouver Darrell Mussatto was the Mayor of the City of North Vancouver from 2005 to 2018 and was Chair of the Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee and Board Director. Prior to serving as Mayor he served as Councillor at the City for 12 years. Mr. Mussatto has a long career in public service. He spent his first few after university teaching in the public-school system prior to changing careers and working as a paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service. After retiring he dedicated his time to municipal government with an emphasis on becoming a more environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive community. His achievements include the reduction of both community and corporate GHG emissions and the addition of a more diverse and socially inclusive housing. At the regional level he participated in the Translink Mayor’s plan, a 10-year 7.5 billion plan for transit and transportation and was a Director on the E-COMM 911 Board. As Chair of the Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee he was responsible for all the water and wastewater treatment and delivery and responsible for advising on many large-scale infrastructure projects.

Audit council member Christina Benty

Christina Benty

Christina Benty, MA is speaker, facilitator, published author and an executive coach for governing bodies and senior management teams who want to develop a culture of high performance. Including time spent as the Mayor for the Town of Golden, she has over 16 years’ experience on numerous policy governance boards spanning from health care, government, information technology, and community planning. She was a director on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and President of the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments. In her current position, she is the owner of Strategic Leadership Solutions, a consulting firm designed to assist teams in building a culture of excellence in leadership and governance. In addition to her lived experience in the political arena, she studied political science for her undergrad and completed her MA in Leadership at Royal Roads University. She is a certified Power + Systems Organizational Workshop Trainer, an experiential learning methodology designed to expose and transform system blindness. Christina has developed and facilitated numerous governance/asset management/service delivery education sessions and roundtable discussions. She has worked across the country informing, educating and engaging local governments on roles and responsibilities as well as sustainable service delivery challenges and opportunities.