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Former CCAF Director David Moynagh has passed away
Monday, 14 February 2011 01:00
W. David Moynagh, CCAF’s former Director of Research, passed away suddenly on February 9, 2011.

David joined CCAF as Director of Research in 1990 under the federal government’s executive interchange program. In 1995, he was appointed the Foundation’s first permanent Director of Research. He remained in that position until he returned to the Government of Canada in 2006.

While he was at CCAF, David led an effort to enunciate a holistic and integrated picture of the development of accountability concepts, theory and principles, their connection to governance and management, and the role, evolution, theory and practice of performance reporting and comprehensive auditing.

One result was CCAF’s 400-page 1996 reference textbook, Accountability, Performance Reporting, Comprehensive Auditing - An Integrated Perspective, of which David was a co-author.

Other major initiatives during his time at the Foundation included Modern Comptrollership, work with Public Accounts Committees, and Public Performance Reporting. A significant accomplishment was the publication in 2002 of Reporting Principles: Taking Performance Reporting to a New Level. The report identified nine principles that define better performance reporting and advised on their application in practice.

David also helped CCAF launch partnerships with a number of organizations, including the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, the Canadian Healthcare Association, the Ontario Ministry of Finance, and the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

“David Moynagh was the intellectual guiding light of CCAF during the decade and a half he worked here,” CCAF Executive Director Michael Eastman said. “He was also a wonderful colleague and a fine individual. We are extremely saddened by his untimely death.”

David rejoined the federal Office of the Comptroller General in 2006, and retired in 2010. He was 62 years of age.

The details for the service for David can be accessed at http://www.legacy.com.