Yves Genest is Vice-President, Products and Services for the Canadian Audit & Accountability Foundation. He is responsible for leading the organization’s performance audit products and services, including training design, community outreach, research, and methodology development.
Yves is an experienced audit professional, having worked in a variety of organizations and offices over the past thirty years. Prior to joining the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation, he served as Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive at Shared Services Canada, where he led the establishment of the audit and evaluation function in the newly created department. There, he implemented cutting-edge methodology for systems under development audits, provided leadership on horizontal
initiatives involving IT security and disaster recovery with chief audit executives in numerous partner departments, and led on innovation within his unit in the field of audit automation.
Prior to joining Shared Services Canada, he served as Director General, Audit Directorate, at the Public Service Commission of Canada, He also has extensive experience in the legislative audit community, having worked at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for over fifteen years, first as a Senior Auditor, then Director of Results Measurement, and finally as Principal, Practice Development. In this latter position, he was tasked to ensure that OAG Canada professional standards, policies and guidance for performance audits met the needs of the Office requirements and standards of quality.
Mr. Genest holds Masters degrees in Public Administration and Political Science.