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Speaker Biography

Martin Sinclair

Assistant Auditor General, National Audit Office

Martin has been an AAG since 1999, having joined the National Audit Office in 1981. From 1989 to 1992 he was Private Secretary to the Comptroller and Auditor General. From 1992 to 1994 he was UK Director of Audit operations at the United Nations Board of Auditors based in New York. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and was elected to its Council in 2007. He is Chair of CIPFA’s Public Financial Management Board and a member of a range of professional committees.

Martin is responsible for the audit of a broad portfolio of clients including the Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Northern Ireland Office and Parliament families of clients embracing both value for money and financial audit assignments. He also oversees the NAO’s international activities. This includes the audit of international public sector organisations and a programme of technical cooperation assistance to other supreme audit institutions worldwide.