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.


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).

Ernie Daykin

Ernie Daykin

Ernie is a lifelong resident of Maple Ridge and he has been fortunate to have lived, worked, raised his family and served his community in a number of ways. Ernie and his wife owned and operated their own Windsor Plywood franchise in Maple Ridge for 24 years. He went on to operate Sunnyside Renovations, a company providing maintenance services to non-profit housing groups. For the past 10 years he has worked for the Baptist Housing Society as Administrator of a subsidized seniors building in Maple Ridge. Ernie has always believed that service to community is an important part of life experience. He has served as President on the Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce, President of the Building Supply Dealers Association of BC and a wide range of business and not for profit boards. It was Ernie’s privilege to serve the City of Maple Ridge in an elected role for 12 years, 2002-2014, 6 of those years as Mayor. He also served on the Metro Vancouver Board, Mayor’s Translink Council, Economic Development Commission, and various other boards and committees. In both Ernie’s work life and community service experiences he has developed a personable and relationship building style of leadership that cultivates a positive and productive culture. These past experiences have provided a solid understanding and appreciation for the role of a governance body as it provides direction and leadership to an organization.

Dorothy Hartshorne

Dorothy Hartshorne

A lifelong volunteer with a commitment to community involvement and local government Dorothy Hartshorne has a strong history of business organization, administration and facilitation. A former business owner she currently works as a Startup Advisor and Virtual Administrator for multiple software development companies. She strongly believes in, and has campaigned for, accountability in governance. She served as a counselor for the District of North Saanich from 1999-2005. Hartshorne’s community involvement includes serving as chair of the North Saanich Public Involvement Committee and Vice Chair of the North Saanich Environmental Advisory Commission.

Donnie 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).

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.