The aim of the committee is to advise the Accounting Officer on the strategic processes concerning risk management and governance.
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The Audit and Risk Committee holds at least three meetings a year. The members are Rheon Tomos (Chair), Wyn Penri Jones, Nigel Annett and Dr Ian Rees.
He is an accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. He started his career in local government and then became a senior manager with the Audit Commission. He worked for a period as a Director for Deloitte & Touche LLP. He now runs his own consultancy. He is a Member of TDE Associates and specialises in corporate management and governance in general, including providing training.
He is Vice-Chair of the S4C Authority and chairs its audit and risk committee. He is a non-executive director at ESTYN as well as a member of National Museum Wales’s risk committee.
Wyn Penri Jones
A Chartered banker with expertise in credit risk. He has an experience of working and managing a wide range of HSBC branches and departments in Wales.
He now works on a freelance basis offering mentoring and business development support. He is a trustee of the National Library of Wales and chair of the Library’s Audit Committee. He is also a trustee of the James Pantyfedwen Foundation and treasurer of the Ryan Davies Memorial Fund.
His first career was in investment banking in London (with some time in New York and Tokyo). He joined Welsh Water in 1992 as Planning Director with responsibility for capital investment and regulation in the first instance, and then as Managing Director.
Since stepping down from his role in 2013 he has joined the board of Principality building society as a non-executive director where he chairs the remuneration committee and is a member of the customer committee and the risk committee. He is also a trustee of Community Foundation in Wales and is a member of the development board for National Museum Wales.
In 2014 he was awarded a CBE for services to the water industry and to WaterAid in. Since 2013 he has been learning to speak Welsh and in 2014 he reached the final round of Dysgwr y Flwyddyn.
Dr Ian Rees
He is Principal of Coleg Menai and senior director with responsibility for external Affairs with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. Prior to this he was Principal/Chief Executive of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Head of Ysgol y Moelwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Over the years he has also been a director on a number of bodies, including Nant Gwrtheyrn Language Centre, Fforwm and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. He has also been a member of ELWa’s Mid Wales Regional Committee.
Between 2006 and 2012 he was a member of the Arts Council of Wales. He was Vice-Chair of the Council, and chair of the audit and risk Committee between 2009 and 2012. He is chair of Ysgol Treferthyr, Cricieth, board of governors, and member of Côr Eifionydd.
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