Who's Who?

Find out about our senior management and their roles within the organisation.

Adrian Crompton
Auditor General for Wales

As head of the Wales Audit Office, he oversees the annual audit of some £20 billion of taxpayers’ money and is appointed on an eight-year term.

Executive Leadership Team

Our Executive Leadership Team is responsible for directing the organisation - both by transforming and running the business.

Harrie Clemens
Angharad Clemens
Executive Leadership Team

Angharad (known to everyone as Harrie) grew up in Caerphilly and was educated at The Cathedral School Llandaff. From... Read More

Ann-Marie Harkin
Executive Leadership Team

Ann-Marie Harkin was born in Weston Super Mare; and was educated at La-Retraite High School for girls in Bristol before... Read More

Clare James
Clare James
Executive Leadership Team

Clare is one of the four employee members on our Executive Leadership Team.

She brings a broad range of experience... Read More

Emma Woodcock
Emma Woodcock
Executive Leadership Team

Emma Woodcock was born in Mid Wales and educated in John Beddoes School in Powys. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam... Read More

Kevin Thomas
Board Members

Kevin Thomas was born in Bramhall near Manchester. He attended Eirias High School in Colwyn Bay before going on to study... Read More

Matthew Edwards
Matthew Edwards
Executive Leadership Team

Matt is a fluent Welsh speaker from North Wales and was educated at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd in Wrexham. He gained a BSC (Joint... Read More

Steve O’Donoghue
Executive Leadership Team

Steve O’Donoghue is our Director of Finance and Human Resources (HR), lead Director for our Good Practice Exchange and a... Read More

Directors

We also have a number of directors who are responsible for managing the many projects we deliver each year.

Ann-Marie Harkin
Executive Leadership Team

Ann-Marie Harkin was born in Weston Super Mare; and was educated at La-Retraite High School for girls in Bristol before... Read More

Anthony Veale
Anthony Veale
Directors

Anthony was born in Aberdare in the Cynon Valley. He was educated at Aberdare Boys’ Comprehensive School prior to going... Read More

Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas
Directors

Dave Thomas was born in Swansea and educated at Olchfa Comprehensive School. He went to college in Cardiff and graduated... Read More

Derwyn Owen
Derwyn Owen
Directors

Derwyn has worked for the Wales Audit Office and its predecessor bodies, the Audit Commission in Wales and District Audit... Read More

Huw Rees
Directors

Huw is a Performance Audit Director with responsibility for Local Government Performance Audit, and is the Engagement... Read More

Matthew Mortlock
Matthew Mortlock
Directors

Matthew has worked for the Wales Audit Office (WAO) and one of its predecessor bodies, the National Audit Office (Wales... Read More

Richard Harries
Richard Harries
Directors

Richard was born in Cwmgwrach, a small village in the Neath Valley. He was educated at Llangatwg Comprehensive School... Read More

Board Members

The National Assembly for Wales appoints a Chair and 3 other non-executive members to our statutory Board. The other members are the Auditor General and 3 employees.

The Board is responsible for employing staff, procuring services, and providing other resources to enable the Auditor General to do his work. It also monitors and advises the Auditor General.

Adrian Crompton
Board Members
Adrian Crompton was born in 1965 and educated at the Royal Forest of Dean Grammar School in Gloucestershire, before... Read More
Alison Gerrard
Board Members
Alison is a CIPFA Accountant with a further qualification in Corporate Governance. She previously worked in NHS Wales for... Read More
Amanda Hughes
Board Members
Amanda is a Chartered Accountant and is currently an Audit Manager based predominantly in our Ewloe office in North Wales.... Read More
Anne Beegan
Board Members
Anne was born in Birkenhead, on the Wirral and was educated at Prenton High School for Girls. Anne has worked for the Wales... Read More
David Francis
Board Members
David has a career spanning more than 20 years spent working for a number of large UK corporates in a variety of global... Read More
Board Members
A native of Swansea, Dr Ian Rees has spent his career in education and training in Wales and has developed considerable... Read More
Board Members
With a background in environmental science and law, Elinor Gwynn is an experienced practitioner in the fields of landscape,... Read More
Board Members
Kevin Thomas was born in Bramhall near Manchester. He attended Eirias High School in Colwyn Bay before going on to study at... Read More
Lindsay Foyster
Board Members
Lindsay has been a Nonexecutive member of the Wales Audit Office Board since 2015. During this time she has a held a number... Read More