People of the Senedd

Adrian Crompton

Adrian Crompton

Auditor General for Wales

My Senedd Activities

If nothing else, it just seems a slightly confused strategic message that we've got clarity at the top level, but then such a big player has a separate and differently framed target.

Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee | 16/03/2023

Whether or not putting this into legislation would make a difference, I don't know. We didn't get the impression, through our work, that it was not being taken seriously by the public sec...

Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee | 16/03/2023

Diolch yn fawr. Bore da. Good morning, everybody. First, I would just like to say how grateful I am for this opportunity to support your work this morning. I spend a lot of my time with t...

Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee | 16/03/2023

Well, nothing much more on top of that. I think, once you are clear about where responsibility lies to take forward the work, we'd be very happy to brief you again. But I think one of the...

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 15/12/2022

Just to say, Mark, I think this is a pretty helpful update overall. It comes, of course, alongside the publication of the future generations commissioner's recent report under section 20,...

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 15/12/2022

Certainly. Thank you, Mark. As you say, we've discussed this point several times in this committee as well, and I very much welcome the clarification of the arrangement to communicate bot...

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 15/12/2022

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Detailed information: Adrian Crompton


The Auditor General for Wales is Adrian Crompton. His role is independent of government. He is not a civil servant and is appointed by the Queen.

The Auditor General is the statutory external auditor of most of the Welsh public sector. This means that he audits the accounts of county and county borough councils, police, fire and rescue authorities, national parks and community councils, as well as the Welsh Government, it’s sponsored and related public bodies, the Senedd Commission and National Health Service bodies.

The Auditor General’s role includes examining how public bodies manage and spend public money, including how they achieve value in the delivery of public services. The Auditor General publishes reports on that work, some of which are considered by the Welsh Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.  He also reports every year on how well individual local authorities are planning for improvement.

The Office of Auditor General for Wales was created in 2005 and the current incumbent, Adrian Crompton, has been in the post since 21 July 2018. The post can be held by an individual for a maximum of eight years.

The Auditor General for Wales attends the Public Account Committee meetings sitting next to the Chair during Committee meetings. This arrangement emphasises and has brought clarity to the role of the Auditor General as principal advisor to the Committee. It also helps to facilitate opportunities for the Auditor General to make appropriate contributions more readily during Committee meetings.


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