B.C.’s auditor general will step away from the position at the end of this year.
Citing personal reasons, Carol Bellringer submitted her resignation to Speaker Daryl Plecas on Tuesday.
“My term will officially come to an end on Dec. 31, 2019,” a statement released by her office reads.
“I have been honoured to serve as B.C.’s auditor general since 2014 and would like to assure all members of the legislative assembly and the public that I will be available to assist with the transition until Dec. 31 and afterwards.”
Bellringer was appointed to replace John Doyle in September 2014 following a recommendation from an all-party special committee.
She had previously served as Auditor General of Manitoba.
Following the announcement, Premier John Horgan released the following statement:
“I am very grateful for Ms. Bellringer’s many years of exemplary service. British Columbians are indebted to Ms. Bellringer for her hard work on behalf of the people of this province. Her diligent work has informed improvements in the way our government is run and in the way programs and services are delivered to the people of this province. I am pleased that she will be staying on through the end of the year and to assist with the transition to a successor. I wish her and her family all the best.”