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Office of the Chief Auditor


The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Office of the Chief Auditor is an independent internal audit function providing the Airport Authority with objective assurance and consulting services to add value and improve its operations. The Office of the Chief Auditor receives its authority to conduct audits from the California Public Utilities Code and the Charter for the Office of the Chief Auditor.


The Office of the Chief Auditor objectively evaluates the Authority’s operations to give assurance to the Audit Committee, Board of Directors, and Authority management that the organization’s performance standards are upheld, Codes, Policies, and procedures are being followed, and that recommended improvements are being carried out.

Chief Auditor

The Authority’s Chief Auditor is Lee Parravano. Selected by the Board of Directors, the Chief Auditor is independent of the Airport Authority by serving directly to the Board through the Audit Committee. The Chief Auditor oversees all internal audit related activities performed by consultants and auditors. Lee’s role as Chief Auditor began in April 2018.

Lee Parravano
Phone: (619) 400-2400


The Office of the Chief Auditor adheres to regulated principles, including a Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. The Office of the Chief Auditor serves as a valuable resource to assist the Audit Committee and the Board to fulfill its monitoring responsibilities of the Authority. The Office of the Chief Auditor team provides audit engagements, consulting engagements, risk assessments, and recommendations to strengthen and enhance the Authority’s business processes, and includes:

  • Internal Control and Compliance Audits
  • Performance Audits
  • Contract Audits
  • Construction Audits
  • Investigations
  • Critical analysis or training, upon request

Ethics Program

The Authority’s Ethics Program is administered by the Office of the Chief Auditor. Evaluating the potential for the occurrence of fraud and how to manage the risk of fraud is an integral part of the Ethics Program. To report an alleged violation of the Airport Authority’s Code of Ethics, please phone the confidential Ethics Hotline at 866-56-TRUTH (87884) or submit an Ethics Violation Form.

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Office of the Chief Auditor Documents

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