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.
Find out about our senior management and their roles within the organisation.
Executive Leadership Team
Our Executive Leadership Team is responsible for directing the organisation - both by transforming and running the business.
Angharad (known to everyone as Harrie) grew up in Caerphilly and was educated at The Cathedral School Llandaff. From... Read More
Anthony Barrett was born in North London and educated in St Marys and St Josephs Roman Catholic High school in Kent.... Read More
Clare is one of the four employee members on our Executive Leadership Team.
She brings a broad range of experience... Read More
Emma Woodcock was born in Mid Wales and educated in John Beddoes School in Powys. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam... Read More
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
Mike Usher has over 30 years’ experience in public audit, having begun his career with the National Audit Office (NAO) as... Read More
Steve O’Donoghue is our Director of Finance and Human Resources (HR), lead Director for our Good Practice Exchange and a... Read More
We also have a number of directors who are responsible for managing the many projects we deliver each year.
Anthony was born in Aberdare in the Cynon Valley. He was educated at Aberdare Boys’ Comprehensive School prior to going... Read More
Dave Thomas was born in Swansea and educated at Olchfa Comprehensive School. He went to college in Cardiff and graduated... Read More
Derwyn has worked for the Wales Audit Office and its predecessor bodies, the Audit Commission in Wales and District Audit... Read More
Huw is a Performance Audit Director with responsibility for Local Government Performance Audit, and is the Engagement... Read More
Matthew has worked for the Wales Audit Office (WAO) and one of its predecessor bodies, the National Audit Office (Wales... Read More
Richard was born in Cwmgwrach, a small village in the Neath Valley. He was educated at Llangatwg Comprehensive School... Read More
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 was born in 1965 and educated at the Royal Forest of Dean Grammar School in Gloucestershire, before... Read More
Alison is a CIPFA Accountant with a further qualification in Corporate Governance. She previously worked in NHS Wales for... Read More
Amanda is a Chartered Accountant and is currently an Audit Manager based predominantly in our Ewloe office in North Wales... Read More
Anne was born in Birkenhead, on the Wirral and was educated at Prenton High School for Girls.
Anne has worked for... Read More
Bill worked for over 40 years in the public sector. This included two long spells in HM Customs and Excise and the Inland... Read More
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
Isobel has a broad portfolio career where the common theme is improvement in public services. She provides leadership... Read More