Stephen J. Cairns

Stephen J. Cairns

Vice President, Internal Audit and Chief Risk Officer | PG&E Corporation

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.