People of the Senedd

Adrian Crompton

Adrian Crompton

Auditor General for Wales

My Senedd Activities

Nothing further to add, Cadeirydd. Thank you very much for the session this morning, and thank you too for your closing remarks there, and your support. Thank you.

Finance Committee | 10/11/2021

Sure. Fire away, Ann-Marie.

Finance Committee | 10/11/2021

No. So, where we have a degree of discretion is more around our value-for-money performance audit work, where we can make choices about what we do. But, Nic's absolutely right in respect...

Finance Committee | 10/11/2021

Sure. So, when we embarked on the process of a review of our estate, the board set a target of 20 per cent savings on our estate costs. That, as I said, was pre pandemic, so for the reaso...

Finance Committee | 10/11/2021

Yes. So, yes, it is outside the main body of the estimate, and that is how we have requested biannual funding for the National Fraud Initiative historically. The additional £80,000 that w...

Finance Committee | 10/11/2021

Thank you, Chair. Well, I think, this year, in preparing the estimate—[Inaudible.]—have had to balance a number of competing pressures. I think, like any organisation, we face our own inf...

Finance Committee | 10/11/2021

More information and calendar events

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.


Calendar events: Adrian Crompton