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New auditor general has to be 'master of his own destiny'

'Critical friend' to government due to start in May

The Isle of Man’s new auditor general has to be the ‘master of his own destiny’.

That’s the view of the Speaker of the House of Keys – this week Tynwald voted unanimously to appoint Stephen Warren to the post.

He’ll be responsible for financial audit and value for money work and is due to start on 1 May although it’s not yet known where he’ll be based.

Juan Watterson says the appointment of a ‘critical friend’ to government is ‘a long time coming’:

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