Director Cecilia Gallardo Ancheta assumed as Regional Director (RD) of the Commission on Audit – Cordillera Administrative Region (COA CAR) on July 12, 2022. Prior to her appointment as RD of COA CAR, she was the Assistant Regional Director of COA Region 1 and COA CAR from November 2020 to June 2022. Director Ancheta is a career official who rose from the ranks, having joined the Commission in March 1, 1982.
Some of her noteworthy audit engagements with the Commission are the conduct of special audit of the local government units of Ilocos Norte, Dagupan and Mangaldan in Pangasinan, and Manila. She also took part in the audit of the Philippine Embassy in Russia on June 2009, the Philippine National Police, Tourism and Promotion Board, Department of Tourism, and Philippine Center Management Board (PCMB) in San Francisco, USA on July 2017.
Director Ancheta is a Certified Public Accountant. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Commerce – Major in Accounting from Saint Louis University, Baguio City, in 1980, and passed the CPA Licensure Examination in the same year. She completed her Master of Science in Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management in the same University in 1992 and 2002, respectively.