Kenneth M. Dye

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Kenneth M. Dye
Auditor General of Canada
In office
Preceded byMichael H. Rayner
Succeeded byDenis Desautels
Personal details
Born1936 (age 83–84)

Kenneth M. Dye (born 1936) was the Auditor General of Canada[1] from 1981–1991, under both the Trudeau and Mulroney administrations.

Early life[edit]

Trained as a chartered accountant at Simon Fraser University, and articled as a clerk with the firm of Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants, of British Columbia. He graduated with his MBA in 1971.

During his term as Auditor-General, Dye reorganized the office to take advantage of new technologies, assisted the governments of China, Australia and Russia in developing their own government auditing bodies.

Upon leaving office in 1991, Dye served as president of the Worker's Compensation Board of BC.

From 2004 to 2013, Dye was senior vice-president of the Cowater Accountability Group, a subsidiary of Cowater International Inc. Dye is also the Secretary/Treasurer of Canadian Council on Smoking and Health (CCSH).


  1. ^ Butler, Don (Dec 9, 1981). "Auditor's calm style replaces angry tone of recent reports". Ottawa Citizen. p. 5. Retrieved 10 April 2011.