Supervisors Appoint Peter Hughes as Performance Audit Director
(Santa Ana, CA) – The Board of Supervisors has appointed Peter Hughes to a three- year term as the County’s permanent Performance Audit Director.
The performance audit position is responsible for conducting independent performance reviews of County operations to assess efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and compliance with state and federal laws, Board policy and industry best practices. Hughes will work directly with the Board of Supervisors and in consultation with the County Executive Office. His annual salary will be $192,000.
Since April, Hughes has been serving as the interim performance audit director following the departure of Philip Cheng. Previously Hughes was the County’s director of internal audit, a position he held since being appointed by supervisors in July 1999.
“Peter Hughes is a dedicated County employee who I helped hire in 1999 as Internal Audit Director,” said Chairman Todd Spitzer, Third District Supervisor. “His distinguished record speaks for itself and he is the right person to revitalize Performance Audit.”
Hughes is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in California and Oregon, as well as a Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner.
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