Anthony Veale

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Anthony was born in Aberdare in the Cynon Valley. He was educated at Aberdare Boys’ Comprehensive School prior to going to Swansea University to complete his degree in Economics in 1990.

Straight from college, Anthony joined Ernst and Young in Cardiff where he worked for three years in their Insolvency Practice. He then joined BDO Binder Hamlyn where he studied and became a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 1995.

Following a secondment, Anthony joined District Audit in 1996 (and subsequently the Audit Commission in Wales) where he worked as a Technical Audit Manager. In 2003, Anthony joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior manager in their public sector practice before moving to the Wales Audit Office in 2008. 

Anthony is a Financial Audit Director, having a wide ranging portfolio of audits across the whole of Wales including central government, local government and the NHS. He is also the Business Director for the Practice with responsibility for financial management and resourcing.

Within Audit Wales Anthony is an active member of the Senior Leadership Team and takes a lead on several corporate initiatives. Throughout his career he has undertaken a variety of roles and has relished the challenges of managing a varied portfolio of NHS, central government and local government clients.

During his career, he particularly enjoyed working for the Technical Group and supporting a significant change management project securing improvements to our financial management, corporate governance and performance management arrangements. 

Outside of work, Anthony is a keen sports fan with a particular passion for Liverpool Football Club. Anthony is married with two teenage daughters who keep him very busy.