Press Release - For immediate release Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Toronto – April 19, 2018
The Legislative Assembly announces that Peter Weltman has been appointed Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer commencing on May 7, 2018. Mr. Weltman was the unanimous selection of a recruitment panel consisting of one member of each caucus and Chaired by the Speaker.
Mr. Weltman has extensive experience working at the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in Ottawa most recently serving as Director of Executive Services, Communication and Parliamentary Relations to the Parliamentary Budget Officer. He also serves as President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEEA). Before working at the PBO, Mr. Weltman worked in different capacities for Industry Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and the Treasury Board Secretariat.
As per the Financial Accountability Officer Act, 2013, Mr. Weltman’s appointment is for a term of 5 years following which he may be re-appointed for one more five year term.
The Speaker, on behalf of the Assembly extends his sincere thanks to the Hon. J. David Wake who over the last 6 months has served as both Temporary Financial Accountability Officer and Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner.