69 The Auditor General for Scotland.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)There shall be an Auditor General for Scotland who shall be an individual appointed by Her Majesty on the nomination of the Parliament.
(2)A recommendation shall not be made to Her Majesty for the removal from office of the Auditor General for Scotland unless the Parliament so resolves and, if the resolution is passed on a division, the number of members voting in favour is not less than two-thirds of the total number of seats for members of the Parliament.
(3)The validity of any act of the Auditor General for Scotland is not affected by any defect in his nomination by the Parliament.
(4)The Auditor General for Scotland shall not, in the exercise of any of his functions, be subject to the direction or control of any member of the Scottish Executive or of the Parliament.
(5)Subsection (4) does not apply in relation to any function conferred on him of preparing accounts.