Board Member

Chris Bolton

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Chris is currently Research and Development Manager at Audit Wales and previously developed and led the Audit Wales Good Practice Exchange.

He started his audit career originally with District Audit having previously worked in environmental regulation and improvement for Water Companies, the National Rivers Authority and Environment Agency. He is a scientist by background having studied at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology in Cardiff. He also holds a number of Post Graduate qualifications in management and leadership.

In 2018 Chris became a Churchill Fellow and travelled the USA and Basque Country studying the governance of large-scale cooperatives and social enterprises. He is keenly interested in cooperatives as a means of engaging communities in sustaining a vibrant civic society.

Outside of Audit Wales Chris is Chair of Merthyr Valleys homes, Wales’ first, and largest tenant and staff cooperative. He has also served on the Board of Cartrefi Cymru Coop a social care provider.

Chris is a native of the South Wales Valleys and is proud of its culture, history, communities and for our future potential.