Colin Murphy was appointed Auditor General for Western Australia in June 2007.
Colin has extensive experience in finance and administration in state and Commonwealth government roles. He has held senior positions within the state government in the Departments of Justice, Treasury and Finance, Land Administration and the Building Management Authority. He has also worked for the Commonwealth Department of Finance in Perth and Washington DC and as Business Manager for Murdoch University.
Colin is a member of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow, former Board member and Past State President of CPA Australia and a Fellow member of the Governance Institute of Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand .
Colin was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2010 Australia Day Honours.