Whos Who

Headshot photograph of 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.
  • Headshot photograph of Angharad Clemens
    Angharad Clemens
    Executive Leadership Team

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

  • Headshot photograph of Ann-Marie Harkin
    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 attending Cardiff Universit

  • Headshot photograph of Clare James
    Clare James
    Executive Leadership Team

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

  • Headshot photograph of Emma Woodcock
    Emma Woodcock
    Executive Leadership Team
    Emma Woodcock was born in Mid Wales and educated in John Beddoes School in Powys.
  • Headshot photograph of Kevin Thomas
    Kevin Thomas
    Board Members

    Kevin Thomas was born in Bramhall near Manchester.

  • Headshot photograph of 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.

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    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 member of ou

Directors

We also have a number of directors who are responsible for managing the many projects we deliver each year.
  • Headshot photograph of Ann-Marie Harkin
    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 attending Cardiff Universit

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    Anthony Veale
    Directors
    Anthony was born in Aberdare in the Cynon Valley.
  • Headshot photograph of Dave Thomas
    Dave Thomas
    Directors

    Dave Thomas was born in Swansea and educated at Olchfa Comprehensive School.

  • Headshot photograph of 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 since 1997.
  • Headshot photograph of Huw Rees
    Huw Rees
    Directors
    Huw is a Performance Audit Director with responsibility for Local Government Performance Audit, and is the Engagement Director for 8 Unitary Auth
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    Matthew Mortlock
    Directors

    Matthew has worked for the Wales Audit Office (WAO) and one of its predecessor bodies, the National Audit Office (Wales), since 2002.

  • Headshot photograph of Richard Harries
    Richard Harries
    Directors
    Richard was born in Cwmgwrach, a small village in the Neath Valley.

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.
  • Headshot photograph of Adrian Crompton
    Adrian Crompton
    Board Members
    Adrian Crompton was born in 1965 and educated at the Royal Forest of Dean Grammar School in Gloucestershire, before embarking on a degree in Econ
  • Headshot photograph of Alison Gerrard
    Alison Gerrard
    Board Members
    Alison is a CIPFA Accountant with a further qualification in Corporate Governance.
  • Headshot photograph of Amanda Hughes
    Amanda Hughes
    Board Members

    Amanda is a Chartered Accountant and is currently an Audit Manager based predominantly in our Ewloe office in North Wales.

  • Headshot photograph of Anne Beegan
    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 Audit Off
  • Headshot photograph of David Francis
    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 finance roles.
  • Headshot photograph of Dr Ian J Rees
    Dr Ian J Rees
    Board Members

    A native of Swansea, Dr Ian Rees has spent his career in education and training in Wales and has developed considerable experience working on

  • Headshot photograph of Elinor Gwynn
    Elinor Gwynn
    Board Members

    With a background in environmental science and law, Elinor Gwynn is an experienced practitioner in the fields of landscape, heritage and environmen

  • Headshot photograph of Kevin Thomas
    Kevin Thomas
    Board Members

    Kevin Thomas was born in Bramhall near Manchester.

  • Headshot photograph of Lindsay Foyster
    Lindsay Foyster
    Board Members

    Lindsay has been a Nonexecutive member of the Wales Audit Office Board since 2015.