Bonnie Lysyk became the 13th Auditor General of Ontario on September 3, 2013, after having previously served as Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, and Deputy Auditor General and Chief Operating Officer of Manitoba. She completed her 10-year term as Auditor General of Ontario on September 3, 2023.
Lysyk has held senior positions in both the private and public sectors during a 35-year career spent in three provinces. She has extensive audit, finance, risk management and governance experience.
She served as the Deputy Auditor General and Chief Operating Officer for the Office of the Auditor General of Manitoba and, most recently, as Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan. She also held a variety of senior roles at Manitoba Hydro and served as Chief Audit Executive of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission.
A native of Winnipeg, Lysyk graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) degree and subsequently obtained her designation as a Chartered Accountant while working with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She also has a Masters in Business Administration and the ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. In 2017, she was named Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and in 2020, Lysyk was presented with the Distinguished Leader Award by the Goodman School of Business of Brock University for inspiring the next generation of business leaders.
Lysyk is currently a member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors and over the years has actively participated in many professional and volunteer not-for-profit organizations. She has also taught auditing courses in Toronto and overseas.