Audit Committee


The Audit Committee enhances Council's oversight and stewardship responsibilities.  It provides a focal point for improved communication between Council, the Internal and Statutory Auditors, and Management.  It further strengthens the impartial, objective and independent review of management practices through the internal and statutory audit functions. 

Updated Internal Audit Charter​ (Council-approved May 2021)

In particular, the Audit Committee objectives are to:
  • Demonstrate a higher level of public accountability;
  • Provide additional assurance to the public that City services are administered in an effective, efficient and economical manner;
  • Further ensure compliance with legislation for public reporting;
  • Further ensure compliance with Corporate policies and procedures;
  • Further ensure the safeguarding of City assets;
  • Further ensure impartial, objective and independent review of processes for City operations.
 The Audit Committee reports to City Council.   



Audit Committee meets generally once every quarter, on Tuesdays starting at 9:30 a.m. 

Citizen Membership on the Audit Committee

For the 2018-2022 term of Council, one to three qualified members of the public will be appointed to the Audit Committee.  Citizen eligibility includes:
  • a resident of the City of Brampton or a non-resident Brampton-based organizational or business representative
  • professional accounting designation; preference to CPA
  • no conflict of interest or personal business conflict


Desired competencies for the citizen members include:
  • have a passion for the City of Brampton and its strategic direction
  • demonstrated ability to innovate and develop strategic vision
  • a hands-on, take charge finance professional with demonstrated skills in auditing and/or accounting
  • a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in a complex organization
  • Audit Committee experience
  • excellent verbal, written, listening, teamwork and collaboration skills
​Members of the public appointed to the Audit Committee serve as volunteers with no remuneration. 

Current Members  

Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros, Chair

Regional Councillor Rowena Santos, Vice-Chair

Regional Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon

Regional Councillor Michael Palleschi

City Councillor Jeff Bowman

City Councillor Harkirat Singh

City Councillor Doug Whillans 

​Citizen Member Iqbal Ali

Citizen Member Rishi Jain

Citizen Member Abid Zaman

 Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Co-ordinator
Telephone: 905-874-2178