Stephen J. Cairns
Vice President, Internal Audit and Chief Risk Officer
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Stephen Cairns is Vice President, Internal Audit and Chief Risk Officer for PG&E
Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Cairns joined PG&E in 2006 as Senior Director, Internal Auditing, and
subsequently took on the leadership of Compliance and Ethics. Between June
2008 and March 2010 he performed the role of the Corporate Controller.
Prior to joining Pacific Gas and Electric Company, he worked for
ScottishPower, where he was responsible for all aspects of internal
audit in both the U.K. and U.S. Prior to ScottishPower, he worked for
more than nine years for Ernst & Young in their external audit, computer
audit, internal audit and business risk consulting practices, principally
focusing on the utility sector.
Cairns is a Chartered Accountant, the U.K. equivalent of a CPA, and holds
a degree in business and finance from Brighton University, UK.